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Interview: Paul Gray

Issue 159 (Winter 2018)
The Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) is an independent, non-partisan, statutory body of experts, set up in 1980 to advise the Secretary of State on secondary legislation and to scrutinise how social security policy will be implemented.

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.

Editorial: child poverty strategy must tackle current headwinds

Issue 147 (Winter 2014)
As Poverty goes to press, we have not yet had sight of the government’s next three-year child poverty strategy that it is obliged to produce under the terms of the Child Poverty Act 2010.

Public attitudes to child poverty

Issue 146 (Autumn 2013)
During the recent economic downturn, we have seen public attitudes towards benefit recipients harden. But are attitudes towards child poverty behaving in a similar manner or is the public becoming more sympathetic?

Poverty minus a pound: how the poverty consensus unravelled

Issue 145 (Summer 2013)
In 2010, a political consensus seemed to have emerged – that poverty was relative, too high, and needed to be tackled with preventative measures as well as by raising people’s incomes.

Measuring child poverty: can we do better?

Issue 144 (Spring 2013)
In June 2012 when the government published the Households Below Average Income dataset for 2010/11, it announced at the same time that it would revisit the question of how we measure child poverty in the UK.

CPAG’s Child Poverty Act challenge

Issue 229 (August 2012)
CPAG challenged the government’s approach to the Child Poverty Act in the High Court, and achieved a declaration that it had acted unlawfully (R (CPAG) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Secretary of State for Education. Sarah Clarke explains the history to the case.

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.

Child poverty: political consensus or electoral battleground?

Issue 135 (Winter 2010)
There is now a political consensus now exists that high levels of child poverty in the UK are unacceptable.