21 August 2017
Parents working full time on the ‘national living wage’ (NLW) are significantly short of the income needed to give children an acceptable minimum living standard – as defined by the public – and the shortfall will grow as inflation combines with the current freeze on benefits to put family budgets under new strain, CPAG's new report warns.
20 July 2017
Sue is part of Dole Animators – a group of people with experience of the social security system in the UK who work together to highlight the effects of welfare reform.
04 May 2017
Today, children are already twice as likely to be poor as pensioners. According to the Institute for Fiscal Studies, child poverty is set to soar to 5.1 million children by 2022 – a 42 per cent rise over ten years.
18 April 2017
This week we publish our latest Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook – indispensable for those advisers and frontline workers who need comprehensive, up-to-date information and, crucially, the relevant law to challenge decisions.
13 April 2017
Thanks to the UNICEF Office for Research a book has been published today tracing what happened to children in rich countries following the financial crisis.
03 April 2017
Limiting universal credit payments to two children per family will push another 200,000 more children under the official poverty line once universal credit fully bites. The biggest group affected will be working families with three kids
03 April 2017
New cuts limiting universal credit to the first two children in a family – starting Thursday April 6th - will push another 200,000 children below the official poverty line, new analysis by CPAG and the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) shows.
24 March 2017
We are looking for tax credits or universal credit claimants affected by the two child limit.
22 March 2017
In April 2017, many social security changes come into force that affect children and young people. We outline their impact.