Slave #Britain: Welfare cap risks pushing 345,000 more children into poverty (#welfare #poverty #uk #bedroomtax)

… It’s time people from the us to the uk stand up and refuse to let them do this to us any longer. Sick of it!

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cildpov New research commissioned by Save the Children following last week’s Budget shows that the welfare cap risks pushing as many as 345,000 more children into poverty in the next four years.

The research, from Landman Economics, shows that the way the cap is being applied – for example ringfencing the pensions pot –  combined with pressures such as population growth and demographic shifts such as an aging population, will mean savings of £3bn need to be found. These savings will have to come disproportionately from working age benefits that parents rely on and will particularly affect children.

Save the Children’s Director of UK Poverty, Will Higham said, “Children have already paid the highest price in the recession. It is all well and good to look towards a recovery, but parties that vote in favour of the cap need to spell out urgently what provisions they will make to ensure that…

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