The austerity generation: the impact of cuts to universal credit on family incomes and child poverty

Issue 159 (Winter 2018)

CPAG’s new report, The Austerity Generation, sets out the effect of a decade of cuts to social security on family incomes and child poverty, based on modelling by the Institute for Public Policy Research. Here, its author and Poverty editor, Josephine Tucker, discusses the impact of cuts to universal credit on the finances of families and on the rewards from work, and explores how reinvesting in universal credit could help restore its poverty-reducing potential.

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