He lives in St Helens, and will begin year ten at Rainford High in September.Earlier this month, Ben brought a motion on child poverty to the Annual Conference of the Youth Parliament. Child Poverty Action Group is a centre of expertise and campaigning on child poverty, welfare rights, and related issues such as fair pay, childcare, benefits and tax credits.Case study advice CPAG can provide advice to journalists on finding case studies, but is rarely able to directly provide case studies.
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.
Ben Lomas is the Member of Youth Parliament for St Helens.
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?
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https://doi.org/10.1108/17466660200700003 Download as . As the school year starts again, parents will be sending their wee ones off to school or nursery and will perhaps be thinking about moving into work themselves.For lots of people this will also involve turning to universal credit for help to pay with childcare costs.The latest report in our annual Cost of a Child series finds that the overall cost of a child up to age 18 (including rent and childcare) is £185,000 for lone parents (up 19% since 2012) and £151,000 for couples (up 5.5% since 2012).The gap between lone parents’ actual income and what they need to meet family needs has grown sharply.This trend of rising child poverty is of serious concern, especially in the context of rising inflation – with costs of living now expected to rise by around 4% in the coming year.End Child Poverty’s ‘Feeling the pinch’ report found that overall prices are expected to rise by around 35% between 20, whereas Child Benefit, a key form of support for families with children, is expected to rise by just 2% over the same period.Breadline Britain: 1983 to 2013 presents six short videos on how poverty has changed - or not - over the last thirty years.Drawing on the 19 ITV Breadline Britain episode, these videos provide a unique insight into the changes and continuities of those in poverty over this period.Working lone parents on reasonable pay cannot reach a minimum acceptable living standard – as defined by the public - even if they work full time, new research for Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) shows.Universal credit (UC) claimants who suspect the DWP has made a mistake in their award and ask for a review are too often blocked by DWP error and failures in the system, a new report from Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) shows.