Kate Bell

Kate Bell

Kate Bell is the London Campaign-Co-ordinator for the Child Poverty Action Group.

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Investing in childhood

Kate Bell

Political commitment to ending child poverty isn’t what it used to be. From 2010’s dizzy heights of embedding the target to abolish child poverty by 2020 in legislation, we now find it – potentially – downgraded to a footnote in the history of the last Labour government. Progress towards the target has stalled, with June’s…

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What do we want from social security?

Kate Bell

Before examining spending choices around social security, we need to decide what we want from the social security system. At Child Poverty Action Group, it’s obvious that we want a system that prevents poverty amongst families with children. In order to achieve this, it’s clear that this needs to be a system that promotes sustainable…

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A contributions based payment for parental leave

Kate Bell

Increasing maternal employment is one of the key public policy challenges for the next decade. We need to look beyond childcare towards other ways of helping women and men increase their ability to combine work and care. Introducing a payment for the existing period of unpaid parental leave, accessed in return for contributions, would be…