Will 350,000 children be lifted out of poverty?

The BBC has highlighted claims about the welfare pledge  in an article about the Government’s new Child Poverty Strategy. Will children be lifted out of “poverty” or is this purely a political headline grabber? Iain Duncan Smith claimed “Our reforms will move 350,000 children and 500,000 adults out of poverty instantly and the dynamic impact will change Britain for generations – a change we cannot wait any longer for.” All very admirable but the real effects must be long term and not short term. The full BBC article can be accessed here or on our news articles page. We have also included a link to the DWP site regarding “child poverty” in our useful links section.

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