Real terms benefit cut will come down hard on working families and push up child poverty

29 September 2014

The Chancellor's proposed two-year freeze on working-age benefits will put more children in poverty and casts further doubt on claims that the Government is on course to meet its 2020 child poverty targets.  Projections by the IFS show cuts in the uprating of benefits will be the single biggest driver of the expected surge in child poverty in the next few years. Read more