Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Children

New child poverty data reveals the shocking extent of hardship in the UK

"The children affected are on a cliff edge, and the pandemic will only sweep them further into danger."

Families on Universal Credit face a ‘cold, hard winter’ with 26% already cutting back on heating

PM Boris Johnson urged to increase benefits and retain the £20 a week increase to Universal Credit.

Call for £10 a week boost to child benefit as parents struggle to protect children from poverty

Parents relying on child benefit to pay bills and everyday living costs.

DWP forced to give unmarried parents access to bereavement benefits after Supreme Court ruling

Unmarried couples are to be given the right to claim bereavement benefits.

86% of parents of autistic children felt lack of government support during lockdown

Families of autistic young people need to feel confident in the amount of support available.

Boris Johnson lied about falling child poverty rates, SNP claim

PM accused of falsely claiming that child poverty rates are declining.

Labour MP slams ‘abhorrent’ Tory two-child benefits limit for ‘plunging thousands of children into poverty’

Around 5.2 million children are expected to be living in poverty in the UK by 2022.

Marcus Rashford forces Tories into humiliating U-turn on free school meals

Marcus Rashford: "Just look at what we can do when we come together".

Lift two-child benefits limit in wake of coronavirus pandemic, report urges

Government urged to scrap the two-child limit in the wake of a sharp rise in Universal Credit claims.

One in five UK households with children go hungry during Covid-19 lockdown

UK Government facing mounting pressure to strengthen the social security safety net.

Coronavirus: Emergency support package needed to save ‘children of the pandemic’

Vulnerable children are at risk of becoming "unseen victims" of the coronavirus pandemic, think tank warns.

Poor kids to be given food vouchers during coronavirus outbreak

Announcement comes after poverty campaigners called for an increase to child benefit.

“We are facing a child poverty crisis,” charity warns

Plea to increase benefits as 100,000 more children are pushed into poverty.

Coronavirus: Call for £35 a week child benefit top-up

Plaid Cymru leader says temporary uplift would help families who are struggling to make ends meet amid Coronavirus pandemic.

Poverty campaigners call for £10 boost to child benefit if schools are forced to close due to Coronavirus

Low-income families face extra financial pressure and the loss of free school meals, charity warns.

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