16 August 2017
Our Cost of a Child in 2017 report calculates the cost of raising a child in the UK based on the minimum income standard (MIS).
09 August 2017
About half of all London local authorities are accredited Living Wage employers and, according to our analysis, significantly more local employers pay the London Living Wage where this is the case.
07 August 2017
London businesses are more likely to pay the real Living Wage if their local council is an accredited Living Wage employer, analysis in a new guide from Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and the Living Wage Foundation shows.
04 August 2017
This is a practical, comprehensive guide from CPAG and the Living Wage Foundation, which aims to help local authorities in London become accredited Living Wage employers.
05 July 2017
London is one of the most dynamic and successful cities in the world. But we also know our city is highly unequal with some groups excluded from economic prosperity.
Poverty 157 (Summer 2017)
The legally binding commitment to eradicate child poverty, once agreed upon by all our main political parties, no longer exists. Instead, the social policy focus at the current time is on ‘troubled’ and ‘workless’ families. Stephen Crossley examines the shifts that have taken place in recent years, highlighting some causes for concern.
11 May 2017
In his Manifesto, Sadiq Khan boldly declared that ‘in a city as prosperous as London, there is no excuse for child poverty’. He repeated this statement almost word-for-word in A City for All Londoners, his new vision for London, published in October last year. Obviously we agree, but what action has he taken since to tackle the drivers of child poverty?
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.
16 March 2017
The Government's annual statistics show child poverty has risen by 100,00 to 4 million, a level we haven't seen since 2007- 08. The number of poor children in working families is up (to 67%) and approaching half (47%) of lone parents' children are poor.
16 March 2017
Child poverty up to 4 million;100,000 more children went into poverty in 2015-16 after housing costs; 67% of poor children are in working families; self-employed couples with children have a 30% risk of poverty; 47% of lone parents’ children are poor.