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Young people's thoughts on child poverty policy

20 December 2012
Five groups of young people from some of the most deprived neighbourhoods in England have produced their own local area child poverty strategies.

December news round-up

19 December 2012

Autumn Statement: New cuts hit children in working and out of work families

05 December 2012
Despite all the talk, working families are once again at the front of the queue for spending cuts.

Autumn Statement: No short-changing of strivers or making poor pay for missed growth

05 December 2012
Today's Autumn Statement by the Chancellor is expected to contain a number of announcements affecting low income families.

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03 December 2012
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Campaigners & experts warn more benefit cuts would be a tragedy

02 December 2012
The lead story in Monday's Independent is an open letter signed by more than 50 charities, trade unions and academics warning against more benefit cuts in this week's Autumn Statement. 

November news round-up

27 November 2012

New report finds over 100,000 mothers missing from London labour market

22 November 2012
Low employment rates among mothers help explain why London has the highest child poverty rate of any UK region.

MPs issue warning on Universal Credit

22 November 2012
The Work and Pensions select committee has today published the report of its inquiry into Universal Credit.

Government must focus on reducing, not redefining child poverty

15 November 2012
We are concerned that the Coalition is seeking to redefine child poverty instead of making genuine progress at a time when cuts, stagnating wages and a crisis in affordable housing are pushing poverty up.