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The Labour party have announced that they would implement an £8 p.h. minimum wage over the course of the next parliament.  Labour leader Ed Miliband announced the policy in an interview with The Sunday Mirror as preparations were underway for their national conference.  Although a...

More and more young people at West End Youth Enquiry Service (WEYES) are accessing the local food bank.  Project workers are handing out more vouchers than ever before. We've been providing cooking advice, training and practical help on a regular basis, and workers have found that young people...

The HBAI statistics published last week show a confusing picture: child poverty levels have been falling (see below).

However, this is partly because poverty is generally measured as income below 60% of median income, and that median income has been falling in recent years (see...

Having spent more years than enough in employment support and regeneration, before taking on this role in tackling child poverty, I was never going to miss the launch of two reports on how employment and regeneration contribute to reducing poverty, part of the ambitious work by JRF to build...

The Government has today published its Strategy to Reduce Child Poverty.  Here follows a quick analysis of what has changed from the Consultation Draft:

Not much. 

OK, now a slightly longer analysis:

The Child Poverty Unit has provided a useful Appendix summarising...

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Employers

Work has to be a better route out of poverty. Most poor children have a working parent.

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Schools

Poverty leads to poor attainment.  Poor attainment leads to poverty.

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Local Authorities

Councils have a duty to address child poverty through their services, jobs and contracts.

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Everyone can help to tackle child poverty. Every contribution matters.

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