Child Poverty Action Group

Major Tory Manifesto Change On Child Poverty Has Left People Furious

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK

The Conservatives have faced a barrage of criticism over what appeared to be a dumbing down of promises on tackling child poverty. The party’s 2017 ...

Redefining Child Poverty Doesn't Tackle the Issue - The Government Must Show That All Kids Count

Megan Jarvie | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Politics
Megan Jarvie

Measuring child poverty does not require additional spending or a change of direction in government policy. But if you don't measure it, you can't tackle it. We are simply asking government to show that all kids count. Surely the time has come for us all to agree on that?

It Seems Children From Low-Income Families Are at the Bottom of the Government's List of Priorities

Alison Garnham | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Politics
Alison Garnham

A 100 days but already the parents of a child born on the 8 May would be justified in feeling nervous about her future. Since its re-election, the Conservative government has brought in a raft of policies that may profoundly affect their child's life.

Why Iain Duncan Smith and George Osborne Are Wrong on Child Poverty

Alison Garnham | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Politics
Alison Garnham

Child poverty costs this country £29billion a year, and will rise to £35billion by 2020 if the projections prove accurate. Other countries are doing far better on the existing - internationally recognised - measures. It's not the child poverty targets that are 'discredited', but the government's approach to meeting them.

New Child Poverty Strategy Is Last Chance for Coalition to Show It's Serious About Ending Child Poverty

Alison Garnham | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Politics
Alison Garnham

This week's Child Poverty Strategy will set the course for the next three years - taking us halfway to the target date. There is no silver bullet for ending child poverty, and the strategy needs to work on a number of fronts.

Ending Child Poverty or Re-defining It?

Alison Garnham | Posted 19.04.2013 | UK Politics
Alison Garnham

There has been a great deal of misleading commentary about the Child Poverty Act framework in the last few months. First of all, many make the mistake of thinking there is only one target and the targets are only about income, but as anyone can read in sections one to seven of the Act, this is completely untrue.

The Beveridge Legacy

Alison Garnham | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Politics
Alison Garnham

Beveridge pointed the way to mutual support and pooling risk - principles we should return to if we truly intend to be all in it together.

Benefits Cap: A Fair Deal Or An Unacceptable Reform?

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 23.01.2012 | UK Politics

The government's proposed £26,000 cap on benefits, one of the coalition's most divisive policies since coming to power, is facing a challenge from Li...