The Equality Trust and Child Poverty Action Group work together as Co-Secretariat of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Poverty. This means that we help to organise parliamentary sessions, undertake research, produce policy reports and manage the membership and operations of the group. 

In 2018, the APPG undertook an inquiry into the ‘Poverty Premium’ – the phenomenon that people living in poverty pay more for essential goods and services.

This year, the APPG will be exploring the theme of in-work poverty.

While APPGs are not a formal part of the parliamentary process, they provide a significant opportunity to influence policy debates and to build cross-party support and coordinated action. They also offer an opportunity to bring individuals with lived experience to engage directly with parliamentarians.

What are we striving to achieve?

Through undertaking our role as Co-Secretariat, we aim to:

  • Increase the understanding of issues relating to poverty among parliamentarians
  • Collaborate with parliamentarians across the political spectrum to positively influence public policy relating to poverty alleviation
  • Amplify the voices and stories of those living in poverty

Keeping informed about our work

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This project has previously been funded by Barrow Cadbury Trust.