Child Poverty & Education

Here are the six most recent articles that have appeared in our newsletter.  Please click on the heading to read the article in full.

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Action for Children: The fight goes on over Universal Credit uplift

Last week’s Budget announcement that Universal Credit will be cut by £20 a week in October is a setback for families. Imran Hussain, Director of Policy & Campaigns at Action for Children outlines why this choice hurts children – and how the decision could still be reversed. The Budget announcement that Universal Credit will be cut

Cost of learning in lockdown survey

Cost of Learning in Lockdown Survey Building on the Cost of Learning in Lockdown report in June 2020 and as part of the Cost of the School Day project, CPAG would like to hear from children, young people, and families across England about their experiences of the first term back in school and the Christmas

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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

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