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Based on analysis of the UK government's own Households below average income (HBAI) survey published on 28 January 2014 (https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/households-below-average-incom...), the Children's Society estimates that 3.5 million children in Britain and Northern Ireland are living in poverty today.
Following the success of our last 'porridge stall' here in Edinburgh, we have chosen to support the local charity Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland (CPAG) with another one from 8am to 12pm at St John's Church, on the corner of Princes Street and Lothian Road, on Friday 25 January 2012.
The Welfare Benefits Uprating Bill, which the UK government is pushing through the House of Commons today (8 January 2013) is a ‘double lockout bill’ that cuts real support for workers and jobseekers by four per cent, says the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG).