Category Archive: Child Poverty

Dec 10

WALES/ENGLAND – Families struggling as child costs rise, says CPAG

Mother Kim Levine: “Everything seems more expensive than it was a few years ago”   Families are struggling as the cost of bringing up a child has risen to £148,000, according to research for the Child Poverty Action Group charity (CPAG). The report, co-funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation charity, says costs have risen by …

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Jun 23

UK – One in three children whose single parent works part-time now in poverty

Government figures published today show that the proportion of children from single parent families where the parent works part-time but who still live in poverty, has leapt from one in four (23 per cent) to almost one in three (31 per cent) in just one year (1).   Children from single parent families are twice …

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Apr 23

UK – ‘Child Poverty Act framework needs to be supplemented, not replaced’

Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission publishes response to government’s consultation The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission has published its response to the government’s consultation on better measures of child poverty, which makes the case for a new ‘multidimensional approach’ (one based on looking at how many children face a range of overlapping social …

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Apr 03

UK – 10 lies we’re told about welfare

  Has someone made Jim Royle a policy adviser? Millions are being made poorer while we’re fobbed off with porkies   • Ruth Patrick: This is how people on benefits actually feel   Welfare reform, my arse. Has Jim Royle parked his chair, feet up, telly on, in the corridors between the Treasury and the Department …

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Apr 01

UK – PSE reports paints a picture of growing deprivation for UK children

Life chances for children diminished, says CPAG In its first published report ‘The Impoverishment of the UK’ Poverty and Social Exclusion (PSE) finds that a growing number of British children are not being properly fed and are living in damp housing which their parents cannot afford to heat. According to the report: Around 4 million …

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May 24

WALES – Some families with disabled children in Wales going without heating and food

A new study suggests that one in five families with disabled children in Wales are going without food to make ends meet. A quarter of the people surveyed by the charity Contact a Family also said they could not afford to heat their homes. The charity is now urging families to write to their MP …

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