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The cost of children

Issue 155 (Autumn 2016)
Families with children face a particular set of poverty risks. As children come into their lives, parents have a duty to care for them, something which takes time and which thus reduces the hours available to undertake paid work.

Campaigning on child poverty: the New Zealand experience

Issue 153 (Winter 2016)
New Zealand is traditionally regarded as a quiet, safe, egalitarian country with nothing in it more dangerous than a few hobbits. The reality, however, is that between the mid-1980s and the mid-2000s, it experienced the biggest increase in the gap between the rich and the rest of any developed country.

Gordon Brown delivers CPAG’s 50th Anniversary Lecture

Issue 153 (Winter 2016)
On 11 November 2015, Gordon Brown delivered CPAG’s 50th Anniversary Lecture. The former Prime Minister and Chancellor spoke powerfully about the history of poverty in the UK and pointed to low pay and the falling value of children’s benefits as important contemporary drivers of child poverty.

Editorial: Poverty 153

Issue 153 (Winter 2016)
In this edition of Poverty we are delighted to feature an edited transcript of the rousing speech delivered by Gordon Brown for CPAG’s 50th Anniversary Lecture in November.

Celebrating 150 editions of Poverty

Issue 150 (Winter 2015)
Poverty was first published in winter 1966 and, while its exact format has varied, it has tended to offer commentary on the issues of the day. Looking through the archives, it is striking how many of the themes that were pressing then endure today, as we publish the 150th edition.

CPAG: then, now and in the future

Issue 150 (Winter 2015)
As we approach another general election, Moussa Haddad considers the programme that must be put in place in order to eradicate child poverty by the end of the new government’s term in 2020.

CPAG at 50

Issue 150 (Winter 2015)
As CPAG enters its fiftieth successful year, Pat Thane reminds us of the events that led to its formation in Toynbee Hall in 1965.

Editorial: We must learn from the past

Issue 150 (Winter 2015)
CPAG turns 50 this year.  This leads us, in this issue of Poverty, to take a few moments to look back into our past.

The ‘un-politics’ of child poverty

Issue 149 (Autumn 2014)
In recent years there has been a great deal of political activity directed towards the goal of ‘eradicating’ child poverty in the UK. The Child Poverty Act enshrines this goal in law, two child poverty strategies have been published and, at times, a great deal of progress has been made.

Interview: Alan Milburn

Issue 147 (Winter 2014)
The Child Poverty Act 2010 requires the government to produce a strategy every three years, setting out the action it plans to take to end child poverty in the UK. Alongside this, the Act established an independent Child Poverty and Social Mobility Commission.