Local authorities should be legally bound to provide early help, government told

The government must introduce a legal duty requiring local authorities to provide early help services to struggling families, the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) has said. A new report by the charity and the...

Disadvantaged children lose out on £118m due to pupil premium changes, LGA reveals

A total of £118m for disadvantaged pupils could be lost from school budgets in England this year due to a government change in how pupil premium funding is calculated, a survey of local authorities has...

Children’s commissioners urge UK government to scrap two-child limit for benefits

The children’s commissioners of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have written to the UK government calling on it to scrap the controversial two-child limit restricting the amount that larger families can...

Category - Poverty

Food poverty: Households, food banks and free school meals

This paper provides statistics on household food insecurity, food bank usage and free school meals in the UK, and tracks the impact of coronavirus. Food poverty: Households, food banks and free school meals Date: 13 May 2021 Author: Brigid Francis...

Food poverty: MPs call on government to step up help

The government should create a food security minister to ensure continued progress in helping to feed poverty-hit people, according to MPs. A report from the Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee says progress made during the...