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  • Why we need a 'triple lock' on children's benefits


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    Four in ten Londoners in families aren’t able to afford a minimum standard of living. For lone parent families, this rises to two thirds.

    These were the findings of new research as part of the Minimum Income Standards (MIS) project from Loughborough University, funded by Trust for London. This work is based on a series of focus groups where members of the public reach a consensus on what is needed, not only to ensure survival, but “in order to have the opportunities and choices necessary to participate in society.”

  • Why we should help parents with the cost of children

    4 September 2012
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    Our new report The Cost of a Child in the Twenty-First Century reveals how life changes profoundly as a result of having children. It’s not simply a case of having to buy a pram, clothes and other child-related items. Parents go out less, prioritise their children’s needs above their own and struggle to find time for themselves. The basic cost of raising children  - £143,000 - has risen faster than inflation. Read on to find out why...

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