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The APPG on Poverty’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday 26th May to re-elect the group’s members, review the annual Income and Expenditure Statement and to discuss the APPG’s work programme for 2021.  Please note: If you ...Read More

The APPG on Poverty’s Officer-only meeting will take place on Tuesday 30th March, 2021 to discuss longer term work for the APPG and develop a work programme for the next 12 months.

The APPG on Poverty’s Officer-only meeting will take place on Thursday 28th January, 2021 to discuss the draft of the report following the evidence session on the impact on poverty of removing the £20 uplift and of not extending ...Read More

FEB 19

APPG on Poverty: Annual General Meeting

Portcullis House (Room R)

The APPG on Poverty’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday 5th February to re-elect the group’s members, review the annual Income and Expenditure Statement and to discuss the APPG’s focus for 2018, following the close of the ...Read More

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF TIME TO 16:00 Evidence session on business solutions to the poverty premium (utilities) Confirmed speakers: Sara Vaughan, Political and Regulatory Affairs Director, E.ON Energy Dan Alchin, Deputy Director of Power, Energy UK Chair: Patricia Gibson MP

Evidence session on business solutions to the poverty premium (financial services) Confirmed speakers: Amanda Mackenzie, Chief Executive, Business in the Community Andrew Rabbitt (Chief Executive) and John Neasham (Co-Founder), Incuto Damon Gibbons, Director, Centre for Responsible Credit Ashley Price, ...Read More

Evidence session on the role of consumer protection in addressing the poverty premium Chaired by Kevin Hollinrake MP Confirmed speakers: Alicia Vernalls, Commissioner – Birmingham Poverty Truth Commission and Ambassador – Fair By Design Lucie Russell, Director – Fair By Design Daniel Gordon, ...Read More

JUL 18

Evidence session on the lived experience of the poverty premium. Chaired by Neil Gray MP. Speakers: Sam Royston (Director of Policy and Research, The Children’s Society),  Christoph Sinn (External Affairs Manager, Orbit Housing), Shirley Widdop (Volunteer, Gingerbread) and others ...Read More

POSTPONED – Evidence session on the impact of the poverty premium on low-income families. We will notify members of the mailing list when this evidence session is rescheduled.  Sign up to receive updates.  

Evidence session on fairer markets. Speakers: – James Salmon, Investment Director, Big Issue Invest – Morgan Wild, Policy Lead on Consumer Markets, Citizens Advice – Scott Corfe, Chief Economist, Social Market Foundation Please note change of time and venue.

MAR 18

Families at Foodbanks Roundtable Event

Committee Room 21 House of Commons

In 2016, anti-poverty charity The Trussell Trust and Dr Rachel Loopstra, King’s College London & the University of Oxford, published Financial insecurity, food insecurity, and disability, the most wide-ranging research on UK hunger to date. The report identified that ...Read More

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 taken by housing providers, organisations and businesses to make a ...Read More

DEC 17

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 goods and services. Over the coming months the APPG on Poverty ...Read More

NOV 17

14.15-15.45 | Monday 13 November 2017 | Tea & coffee will be served from 14.15  The All Party Parliamentary Group on Debt and Personal Finance and the All Party Parliamentary Group on Poverty invite you to a parliamentary reception ...Read More

OCT 17

Living Wage Week commences in the first week of November with the announcement of the 2017-18 Living Wage rates, followed by a week of activity and celebration across the UK. The reception is an opportunity to celebrate the network ...Read More

OCT 17

Taxpayers Against Poverty Land Value Tax Seminar

Attlee Suite, Portcullis House

Chaired by Debbie Abrahams MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth Taxpayers Against Poverty is co-hosting this event alongside the APPG on Health in All Policies and the APPG on Poverty Speakers include: Professor Michael Edwards, ...Read More

OCT 17

Invitation to all London MPs and peers: We are delighted to invite you to a London Child Poverty Alliance (LCPA) breakfast event to launch London’s Poverty Profile 2017 on the United Nations’ International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The event is being hosted ...Read More

Wednesday 6 September 2017 14.00-16:00. Grimond Room, Portcullis House. Screening of BBC3 documentary ‘Professor Green: Living in Poverty’ followed by discussion on the effects of growing up in poverty 14:00-15:00 – Screening of documentary 15:00-16:00 – Panel discussion followed ...Read More

JUL 17

Taxpayers Against Poverty: Health Equality Seminar

Macmillan Room, Portcullis House

Taxpayers Against Poverty: Health Equality Seminar  Following the success of TAP’s affordable housing series in November 2016, this event will explore the alarming depth of health inequality in modern Britain. The speakers will examine the socio-economic factors that govern life chances and ...Read More

Join the Webb Memorial Trust and the All Party Parliamentary Group on Poverty for a timely discussion on how best to address the problems of poverty and insecurity in the UK. This event sees the launch of three proposals ...Read More

18 January 2017, 09.30-11.00, Macmillan Room, Portcullis House The APPG on Poverty and the End Child Poverty Coalition are delighted to host this important seminar on the impact of rising prices and reducing family income. January can be a ...Read More

What will it take to improve children’s life chances? The APPG on Poverty and Child Poverty Action Group are delighted to host this event introducing CPAG’s new publication, Improving children’s life chances. The government has made a commitment to improve children’s ...Read More

NOV 16

Living Wage Marketplace in Parliament

Attlee Suite, Portcullis House

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Poverty and the Living Wage Foundation invite you to the Houses of Parliament ‘Living Wage Marketplace’ event on Wednesday 2nd November from 15.00-16.30 in the Attlee Suite, Portcullis House The event is hosted ...Read More

OCT 16

Wednesday 26th October 2016, 09.00-10.00, Jubilee Room (off Westminster Hall), Houses of Parliament.  Launch of the Webb Memorial Trust’s annual New Statesman supplement How to end poverty? This has been a central question for social reformers since Beatrice Webb’s 1909 Minority Report ...Read More

What is the future of social housing?  Most commentators now agree that the shortage of housing in the UK is reaching crisis proportions, with rental costs rising sharply and those on low incomes particularly seriously affected. The aim of ...Read More

Forging a Good Local Society: Tackling Poverty Through a Local Economic Reset The Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) and the Webb Memorial Trust invite you to the London launch of Forging a Good Local Society, a new publication ...Read More

JUL 16

Foodbanks: From Crisis Response to Crisis Prevention

Macmillan Room, Portcullis House

Join the Trussell Trust and the All Party Parliamentary Group on Poverty for a presentation and discussion on the causes and effects of emergency food provision in the UK and positive solutions for reducing hunger in Britain in the future. Adrian Curtis, ...Read More

JUN 16

Tuesday 28th June, 10.00-11.00, Committee Room 17, House of Commons Hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Poverty What makes a Good Society? In conversation with Adrian Curtis, Foodbank Network Director at the Trussell Trust, Professor John Diamond ...Read More

MAY 16

What is the role of business in reducing UK poverty?

Macmillan Room, Portcullis House

Companies are in the spotlight because the UK government is vigorously seeking work-based solutions to poverty and at the same time moving people off welfare. So what is the role of business in reducing poverty? Sponsored by Kevin Hollinrake ...Read More

APR 16

Wednesday 27th April, 09.30-11.00, Jubilee Room (off Westminster Hall), Palace of Westminster. Tea & coffee from 09.15 Join Compass and the All Party Parliamentary Group on Poverty for the launch ofSecure and Free: 5+ steps to build a secure and ...Read More