May 19, 2014
Responding to the Labour leader Ed Miliband’s announcement today on the minimum wage, Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, said:
“The inconvenient truth is that for too many families, work isn't a route out of poverty – two-thirds of poor children live in working families.
“Tackling the UK's low pay problem will reduce the burden on tax credits and housing benefits, freeing up resources to target back to those who need most help.
“As the economy grows it is only right that everyone shares the benefits including the lowest paid and this would lock fairness into the growing economy.”