Child Poverty & Education

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Child poverty rising sharply

Child poverty rising sharply in the North and Midlands By Graham Whitham New research published this week by End Child Poverty finds that child poverty has risen most sharply in parts of the Midlands and Northern towns and cities in the past four years. The research looks specifically at child poverty rates after housing costs

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Focusing on the causes of poverty

End Child Poverty Campaign, Marcus Rashford and focusing on the causes of poverty By Graham Whitham The End Child Poverty Campaign (ECP), of which GMPA is a steering group member, has written to Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford to congratulate him on drawing attention to the problem of food poverty among families with children. Marcus

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Child Poverty

Getting child poverty back on the national agenda By Graham Whitham  Director, GMPA Last Thursday GMPA joined other End Child Poverty Coalition (ECP) members on a Zoom call with Angela Raynor MP (Deputy Leader of the Labour Party), Jonathan Reynolds MP (Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions) and Kate Green MP (Shadow Minister

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Child Poverty

GMPA joins calls for national action on poverty By Graham Whitham Even before the devastating impact of Covid-19 on household incomes, child poverty has been rising rapidly in some of the poorest communities in Britain,leaving growing numbers of children cut adrift and ill equipped to cope with the impact of the pandemic. As a member

New child poverty figures

New local child poverty figures show worrying rises in poorest parts of the UK By Graham Whitham Today the End Child Poverty coalition launched updated local child poverty figures. With around three in ten children living in relative poverty in the UK, the local figures allow us to understand what those numbers mean at a

Rise in Child Poverty

Latest government data shows a worrying rise in child poverty By Graham Whitham At the end of last month the government released the latest UK poverty statistics. The child poverty figures gained the most attention with the data showing a rise in the number of children living in deep or ‘severe’ poverty. This means that

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