Child Poverty Strategy Consultation

Child Poverty Strategy Consultation

A key role of the Commission is to ensure that the region's voice is heard in shaping national policy on Child Poverty.  One way we do this is to respond to consultations, such as the Child Poverty Strategy Consultation carried out by Goverment in April and May 2014.

We arranged an Open Meeting to hear from Government on its proposals, and from The Child Poverty Action Group on their reaction to the Strategy.  Below is a video from that event.

Our draft response to the consultation is below (final version to replace this once agreed).

NECPC Draft Consultation Response.docx

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The Government has today published its Strategy to Reduce Child Poverty.  Here follows a quick analysis of what has changed from the Consultation Draft:

Not much. 

OK, now a slightly longer analysis:

The Child Poverty Unit has provided a useful Appendix summarising...

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