Government figures show 'extra 200,000 children to be pushed into poverty'

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Published by Jon Land for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Bill Payments, Universal Credit

An additional 200,000 children will be pushed into poverty by the recent cuts to social security benefits and tax credits, according to the Government's own estimates. The figures, revealed in an answer to a Parliamentary question, reflect the impact that the below-inflation uprating of benefits is likely to have on low-income families. According to the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG), the figures also reveal major downward revisions to the poverty-reducing impacts that had previously been claimed by ...

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