December 18, 2014
Child Poverty Action Group has criticised the Government’s decision to maintain the cut in funding for local welfare assistance schemes (LWAs), announced today by Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Kris Hopkins in the Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement.
The council-run schemes succeeded the Social Fund in 2013 and can grant moderate amounts to people in critical need. (1)
Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, said: