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The real problem is poverty, not problem families

25 October 2012
In response to reports that Work & Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith will later today deliver a speech on how the benefits system encourages problem families, Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, said: "It's not problem families but families faced with the problem of low pay and shrinking government help for families...

Prime Minister's speech to the Conservative Party conference

10 October 2012
Prime Minister David Cameron today issued a call to build an 'aspiration nation'  in his keynote speech to the Conservative Party conference.

CPAG response to PM's Conservative Party conference speech: ‘Rising child poverty the real cap on aspiration for children’

10 October 2012
Commenting on the Prime Minister's speech at the Conservative Party conference, Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, said: “Rising child poverty will be the real cap on aspiration for an increasing number of children in the coming years...

CPAG responds to proposals to limit number of children for whom benefits can be received

08 October 2012
Child Poverty Action Group's Chief Executive, Alison Garnham, has spoken out against proposals from George Osborne and Iain Duncan Smith that unemployed families should have their benefits capped if they have more children.

Abhorrent plans will mark children as second class citizens from birth

08 October 2012
Commenting on George Osborne and Iain Duncan Smith’s proposal that unemployed families should have their benefits capped if they have more children, Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, said: “With this abhorrent proposal, the Chancellor is saying that some children will be marked out from birth as second class citizens with their lives worth less than others...

Benefits uprating plans would break the link with decency

18 September 2012
Commenting on reports that the Treasury is examining plans to freeze benefits for two years and de-link benefit levels from rises in earnings or inflation, Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, said: "Breaking the link between benefits and living standards would be breaking the link with decency...

Why we should help parents with the cost of children

04 September 2012
Our new report The Cost of a Child in the Twenty-First Century reveals how life changes profoundly as a result of having children.

New CPAG research shows childhood getting more expensive

04 September 2012
As parents face back-to-school costs, new research published today by Child Poverty Action Group and funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation details the costs of meeting the minimum basic needs of a child in 2012.

New CPAG report on Cost of a Child

03 September 2012
Today we have published new research on the Cost of a Child. It is the first time research has been published to provide a robust anlysis of how much it costs to provide children with a minimum level of participation in society, as well as meeting basic needs like food, clothes and shelter.

Cost of a Child 2012

03 September 2012
At a time when many families are finding it hard to make ends meet, how much does it cost to bring up a child to meet their needs to a decent minimum standard?