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Tackling child poverty in partnership

Issue 141 (Spring 2012)
The Child Poverty Act 2010 places an obligation on governments to end child poverty in the UK by 2020. It also places new duties on devolved administrations and local government to tackle child poverty.

Social Fund reform: debt, credit and low-income households: CPAG's response to the consultation

03 February 2012
This is CPAG's response to the consultation initiated by the Labour government on reform of the social fund.

Communities and Local Government Department review of statutory duties placed on local government - CPAG's submission

03 February 2012
The Government's ‘informal’ six-week consultation reviewed the 1,294 statutory duties that central government currently places on local authorities.

Local support to replace community care grants and crisis loans for living expenses: a briefing by CPAG

03 February 2012
The social fund helps people on low incomes cope with emergency expenses.

Unlawful child poverty ‘strategy’ includes cuts that make poor families poorer

05 April 2011
Responding to the publication today of the Government’s child poverty ‘strategy’ and social mobility strategy, the Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, Alison Garnham, said: “A child poverty ‘strategy’ which does not set out how poverty numbers will fall, and by when, is not a strategy and is incredibly disappointing and surprising given the Prime Minister’s stated commitment on tackling poverty...