Child Poverty

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4 million children - one in three - are currently living in poverty in the UK, one of the highest rates in the industrialised world. This is a shocking figure given the wealth of our nation.
The goal of the Campaign to End Child Poverty is simple - to eradicate child poverty in the UK - and our aims are clear.

  • Inform the public about the causes and effects of child poverty;
  • Forge commitment between, and across, the public, private and voluntary sectors to end child poverty by 2020;
  • Promote the case for ending child poverty by 2020 with this and every future Government.

Action is needed now!
Together with all our supporters, we are demanding the Government invests the necessary resources and policy changes to deliver on its promise to all children to eradicate child poverty in the UK by 2020.
The TUC are fully behind the campaign and we you will too.
Go to their website to learn more.

Years of real-terms cuts to child benefit, statutory maternity, paternity and adoption pay will leave expectant and new parents up to £450 a year worse off – enough to buy a year’s supply of nappies, baby wipes and babygrows, the TUC says today (Friday), ahead of the annual increase in...
04 April 2014
Commenting on the report published today (Friday) by Policy Exchange, which calls for state intervention to encourage single parents with pre-school children to work, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
17 January 2014
In June 2013 the TUC embarked on a nationwide tour to hear how government cuts had impacted on real people's lives; gathering the evidence to convict government policies... This video shares some of the stories and experiences we heard on our travels and if one things clear it's that austerity...
04 December 2013
Commenting on the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission’s first annual ‘State of the Nation’ report published today (Thursday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
17 October 2013
Ministers cannot assume that voters will continue to back them in their plans to cap welfare benefit rises, according to a new poll commissioned by the TUC from YouGov and published today (Friday).
04 January 2013
Responding to today's (Thursday) speech on child poverty by Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith, the TUC has accused the government of ignoring the facts behind the problem.
15 November 2012
There's no credible evidence to support the claim that members new to the government following last week's reshuffle were issued with protective helmets when they received their brief, but it does seem that there is a constant barrage of criticism for a government that appears to be failing in ensuring...
10 September 2012
There is quite clear evidence that the less well off people are, the more they depend on public services. People from the least well off families are likely to endure the worst health outcomes, disadvantaged in this area even before birth as impoverished mothers are much more likely to give...
06 September 2012
The Secretary Work and Pensions is right when he says poverty isn't just about income, there are other related characteristics that contribute to an impoverished quality of life. Refreshing the debate about poverty is timely and welcome, given that current government policy is driving the incomes of families in the...
18 June 2012
A briefing to explain why the TUC opposes the 'benefit cap'.
01 February 2012

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