January 20, 2014
Responding to today’s speech by Rachel Reeves, Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, said:
“Rachel Reeves is spot on in saying that you can’t have a strong economy unless you have a system of social security that helps people into work, makes work pay and recognises contribution. Child poverty costs £29 billion every year, hitting families, the taxpayer and the wider economy.
“We should not forget that the vast majority of people receiving benefits, have worked, are working or soon will work again.