Sam Royston, Head of Policy and Public Affairs

Sam Royston
Sam is our expert on the UK benefit system and welfare reform. He leads on child poverty and early years policy work.
Houses of Parliament

Budget 2014: What it means for families and children living in poverty

This year's budget includes a worrisome spending cap and help for families facing high childcare costs

20 Mar 2014
outline of Great Britain

How many children in your area miss out on help to heat their homes?

Use our map - help children in your area live in warmer homes

7 Mar 2014
a mother and her four children stand on their staircase

The government missed a chance to fight child poverty

If the government truly aims to end child poverty by 2020, it must introduce bold, meaningful policies - today's strategy announcement isn't a good sign

27 Feb 2014
10 facts on poverty infographic

Infographic: Ten facts and figures about childhood poverty

Our policy adviser draws on a range of figures to create a broad picture of childhood poverty

14 Jan 2014
Houses of Parliament

This year’s autumn statement: The good, the bad and the ugly

What does this year's autumn statement means to children and families?

6 Dec 2013
young girl clutching her knees

What rise in the national minimum wage?

The minimum wage isn't doing enough to lift children out of poverty - but if the rate rose it could help low-income working families in multiple ways

30 Sep 2013