Benefits And Child Credits Squeeze Pushes 200,000 Children Into Poverty
The squeeze on tax credits and benefits will push a further 200,000 children into poverty, the government has admitted for the first time. It suggests a total of a million extra children will be in poverty as a result of government welfare measures.
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Filed by Felicity A Morse