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DWP stats show impact of universal credit increase

Government ministers talking about child poverty have been a bit like buses this week – nothing for years then two come along at once. First we had the Chancellor. When presented with analysis showing that his decision not to increase benefits in line with inflation would push 500,000 children into poverty, he made clear that…

A cold Christmas: Quarter of a million children to go hungry this winter

A quarter of a million children will go hungry this Christmas. That is just one of the headlines from the Childhood Trust’s ‘Cold, Hungry and Stressed’ report, outlining the shocking levels of poverty families across London have been plunged into ahead of the festive season. Laurence Guinness, chief executive of The Childhood Trust, outlined some…

MPs say government must overhaul child poverty strategy

A report released by the work and pensions committee today said the government must commit to a cross-departmental child poverty strategy. The report is the first part of the committee’s wide-ranging inquiry into children in poverty underscores the impact of poverty in childhood for children’s lived experiences now and in adulthood, including in health and…

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