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Child poverty target 'skewed against working families'

Child poverty target 'skewed against working families'

The Government needs to examine how billions being spent on tax credits could be used more effectively to tackle the root causes of child poverty which has been underestimated, according to a new report by the think tank Policy Exchange.…

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Tax credit and benefits cuts 'will force 200,000 children into poverty'

Tax credit and benefits cuts 'will force 200,000 children into poverty'

Below inflation increases in tax credits and benefits will push 200,000 children into relative income poverty, according to a government answer to a parliamentary question.…

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Most mums back tax credits

Most mums back tax credits

The majority of working mums say tax credits have helped them in their working lives, according to a Workingmums.co.uk poll.…

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MPs back 1% cap on benefits 

MPs back 1% cap on benefits 

The House of Commons has voted to increase benefits such as maternity allowance and tax credits by only 1% until 2016.…

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Duncan Smith lambasts tax credits

Duncan Smith lambasts tax credits

The work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith has launched an attack on tax credits, saying they have created "a sorry story of dependency, wasted taxpayers' money and fraud".…

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