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Poverty Premium Inquiry now accepting submissions

Posted on 20 Feb 2018

The APPG on Poverty would like to understand the extent of the poverty premium and make recommendations for policymakers and business to alleviate or eradicate it. We would like ...Read More

‘Happy, Healthy Starts’ – practical ways of tackling child poverty

Posted on 19 Feb 2018

Join us for the launch of Orbit and CPAG’s Happy, Healthy Starts report, which outlines practical actions to help tackle child poverty. It will share steps that can be ...Read More

Launch of APPG Inquiry into the Poverty Premium: Tues 12 December

Posted on 07 Dec 2017

Research has shown that many people living in areas of high deprivation or on low incomes are also subject to the ‘Poverty Premium’, where they are paying higher rates for ...Read More

What are the drivers of poverty in London today? asks New Policy Institute’s Carla Ayrton

Posted on 15 Nov 2017

On 17 October 2017, United Nations’ International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, the APPG on Poverty and the APPG for London co-hosted an event with London Child Poverty Alliance to launch London’s Poverty ...Read More

“Genius” Creditworthiness Assessment Bill given cross-party backing, writes The Big Issue’s Liam Geraghty

Posted on 31 Oct 2017

Politicians across Westminster hail Lord Bird’s proposed bill during rental data debate. Ahead of second reading on 24 November 2017, Liam Geraghty outlines the support the bill has received ...Read More

The effects of welfare reform: Sue’s story

Posted on 30 Jul 2017

Sue is part of Dole Animators – a group of people with experience of the social security system in the UK who work together to highlight the effects of welfare reform. ...Read More

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Domestic Abuse - Question for Short Debate

Updated on 22 Mar 2018

My Lords, I thank my noble friend Lady Lister for bringing this debate before us today. In her opening remarks, she covered a range of areas of... Read in full

Grenfell Update: The Economy

Updated on 22 Mar 2018

Does the Minister acknowledge that under his Government, record levels of in-work poverty are affecting children?... Read in full

UK Poverty in the Press

'Majority of low-income families relying on food banks have children'

Updated on 23 Mar 2018

The Trussell Trust has called on the Government to unfreeze working-age benefits to protect those families from poverty and hunger. ... Dr Rachel Loopstra, the report's lead author, said: “Our findings draw urgent attention to the severe food insecurity and poverty experienced by families with children ... Read in full

£1 million to tackle period poverty in communities and schools across Wales

Updated on 23 Mar 2018

£1 million from the Welsh Government will be used to help with period poverty in communities and schools across Wales. The Welsh Government announced the funding today to ensure that all girls and young women have access to good sanitary facilities when they need them. It says local authorities ... Read in full

Poverty figures show 'working households can't make ends meet'

Updated on 23 Mar 2018

The UK Government hailed the “fantastic news” that one million fewer people were in absolute poverty compared to 2010. However, children were five times more likely to live in poverty if they were in a workless household and the Children's Society said the figures also showed an increase in the ... Read in full