A new report from CPAG in Scotland’s Early Warning System suggests for some parents and childcare providers claiming universal credit childcare costs may be not be entirely straightforward.
The new school year is underway after the long summer break. Most parents will have faced significant costs in recent weeks, from holiday childcare to new school uniforms.
But to what extent are different families able to meet those costs?
Every year for the past eight years, we have published research on what it costs to raise children from birth to age 18.
This year the research coincides with the Spending Review, and puts a spotlight on how the government does support, and how it should support, families with the extra costs of children.
The real loss of £53 per week will leave this family worse off by around £2800 per year.
In this section, a range of videos are presented giving first-hand account of what it is like to live in poverty in the UK.
Regional child poverty rates are shown in the table below.
After sustained falls in child poverty in the last decade, the Institute for Fiscal Studies projects that child poverty will rise to around 5 million children by 2020.
End Child Poverty CPAG is the host organisation for the campaign to End Child Poverty - a coalition of 150 organisations from civic society including children’s charities, child welfare organisations, social justice groups, faith groups, trade unions and others, united in our vision of a UK free of child poverty.
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