A comprehensive overview of the causes, extent and effects of poverty in the UK. * History of the politics of and debates around poverty* CPAG's analysis of the causes and effects of poverty* Impacts on children and cost to society * Discussion of what is poverty? How does it relate to concepts like inequality and deprivation? Is it all about money? * How can poverty be measured?* What causes poverty?* Who is most at risk? Eg, women, children, people with disabilities, ethnic minority groups, age groups...* Impact of family structures, eg lone apretns* Poverty and work* Poverty and costs - eg, housing and childcare* Poverty dynamics - how long do people stay poor etc? * The lived experience of poverty - costs, debt, food, shame, exclusion etc* How do we tackle poverty?* International comparisons* Where next?