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Thursday, 16 March 2017

Theresa May Must Take Rising Child Poverty Seriously To Tackle Social Justice

Theresa May Must Take Rising Child Poverty Seriously To Tackle Social Justice
- Poverty will increase most for children by the end of this parliament. That’s a big problem for a prime minister who entered Downing Street promising to help ‘just managing’ families. Child poverty statistics out later this week are unlikely to make the picture any rosier. And with children in single parent families facing twice the rate of poverty as those in other families, they’re particularly at risk.
The prime minister’s promised social justice strategy is expected to be this government’s big set piece on addressing living standards. After a tortuous wait - and renaming - a green paper consultation is now imminent. What will it hold for those struggling to get by?