Recent News

At What Cost? The 30 hours 'free' childcare promise in London

Date Posted: 30/03/2017 10:00:24

4in10 survey of London's early years settings shows that underfunding of the 30 hours 'free' childcare offer threatens the financial viability of many childcare providers. This report calls on the Mayor and local authorities to support the early years sector over the rollout of the offer to ensure London's families don't miss out.

Inner City Pressures: Voices of low income working families on the complex challenges they face

Date Posted: 05/01/2017 13:35:10

4in10’s new report highlights the voices of low income working families in inner London on the complex challenges they face. Despite working, these families are struggling to meet the cost of living in inner London. We’re calling on the Mayor to use his strategy for London as an opportunity to help low income working families.

Rising costs and in-work benefit cuts mean child poverty remains high in London and other cities

Date Posted: 08/11/2016 17:07:38

End Child Poverty statistics published today provide a bleak picture for hundreds of thousands of children in London and show what particular challenge it is to solve child poverty in the capital.

How the New Mayor of London can Address Child Poverty

Date Posted: 09/05/2016 13:17:56

This 4in10 briefing provides recommendations for the new Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, in tackling child poverty in London. We outline concrete steps the Mayor and GLA can take to address issues around housing, childcare, health, transport, schools, and working families in the capital.

No Child Left Behind in London: The challenge for the next Mayor

Date Posted: 07/03/2016 15:56:55

A new research report from 4in10, No Child Left Behind in London: The Challenge for the Next Mayor, explores child poverty in London, looking at housing, childcare, transport, working families, health and schools. The report makes a number of recommendations for a new Mayor, drawn from extensive discussion with the sector, including our members.

'Vast social cleansing' pushes tens of thousands of families out of London

Date Posted: 28/08/2015 00:00:00

Data shows that the numbers claiming free school meals has dropped by almost a third in some boroughs, suggesting areas are becoming preserves of the rich.

A good breakfast goes a long way towards tackling child hunger

Date Posted: 05/08/2015 12:34:38

At Magic Breakfast, we’re making the case to government that we simply cannot afford the human and financial cost of hungry children

David Cameron abolishes poverty, just like that

Date Posted: 04/08/2015 12:19:40

The prime minister is the most shameless practitioner of political mendacity – to be poor from now on will mean to be in need of correction, not cash

How do you solve a problem like childcare?

Date Posted: 04/08/2015 11:41:10

Caroline Masundire gives her take on the eternal challenges of childcare and where some opportunities lie for innovation.

Senior Tory says right-to-buy could wipe out ‘swathes’ of social housing

Date Posted: 30/07/2015 00:00:00

Philippa Roe, the leader of a flagship London Tory council today warned that David Cameron’s right-to-buy scheme could strip the capital of “huge swathes of social housing”.