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Working families on breadline would need to work eight days a week to escape it
New Action for Children analysis finds 300,000 low-income families with children trapped in poverty despite parent(s) working full time
One in three children fear no merry Christmas for friend or classmate this year
New research also finds 2.6million UK children are facing a bleak festive season on the breadline
Nearly one in eight children in Northern Ireland growing up deprived of the basics
New research finds a staggering number of children are growing up in material deprivation.
One in five parents in dire financial straits as charity warns UK in ‘cost-of-children crisis’
New Action for Children analysis shows that by almost every financial measure families with children are among the hardest hit by the cost-of-living crisis.
Action for Children responds to ONS impact of increased cost of living analysis
Imran Hussain, director of policy and campaigns at Action for Children, says,
Almost two million children could be trapped in poverty because of the ‘work your way out of poverty’ myth
New Action for Children research reveals up to 1.95 million UK children could be trapped in poverty and hardship as their parents face at least one major barrier to working or taking on extra work
National Insurance gains to be dwarfed by income losses if benefits uprated with wages
New analysis reveals the scale of income cuts facing workers in different jobs if benefits are uprated by wages rather than last month’s inflation rate. The rate will be confirmed by the Office for National Statistics later today
Levelling up for under 5’s: Low-income families missing out on early years lifeline
Despite the pandemic leaving fewer children school-ready by age 5, over a third of low-income parents are struggling to access essential pre-school child development and parenting support
Action for Children responds to new official child poverty statistics
Figures from the Department for Work and Pensions on households below average income (HBAI) statistics show 3.9million children in relative poverty
Almost a third of children in the UK worry about their family having enough money to live comfortably as cost of living crisis deepens
New research also shows most UK parents and grandparents believe childhood is getting worse – and over a third of children agree
Action for Children responds to the Resolution Foundation’s Living Standards Survey 2022
'The projections on child poverty are chilling.'
Why the help announced to tackle rising energy bills is not enough
"The help announced for these families today won’t be enough. We’re going to see more children going hungry..."
Action for Children responds to new Joseph Rowntree Foundation report 'UK Poverty 2022'
‘Low-income families are enduring a miserable winter… Before this crisis becomes a catastrophe, ministers need to take urgent targeted action’
1/3 working parents likely to take on extra work or avoid time off to afford Christmas
As the cost of living soars, new research reveals that rising energy bills and prices are among the top financial concerns among working parents this Christmas
'New age of pessimism on poverty': Action for Children responds to the Spending Review
Action for Children responds to Budget and Spending Review
“We want this Government to have the guts to cancel the cut and throw working families a lifeline"
Action for Children reacts to PM's conference speech and cut to Universal Credit
Universal Credit increase vital for working families hit by benefit losses since 2010
“We welcome the Government’s levelling-up agenda, but you can’t level up the country by pushing down the living standards of some of the hardest working families in the country."
Action for Children response to new child poverty figures
“The government is in denial over child poverty which continues to rise and threatens to torpedo its flagship plans for levelling up."
Investigation of frontline staff reveals the lockdown legacy on families
Ahead of the first anniversary of lockdown, a new investigation by Action for Children reveals the impact the last 12 months have had on society’s most vulnerable children, families, and young people