The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) impact assessment finds that more than 330,000 children from low-income families in England will be hit by the reductions in the benefit cap. 20.7.15
Elsewhere on Getting By?
- Accountancy firm KPMG say that nearly a quarter of employees are earning under the Living Wage, up from the previous two years
- Public Sector union Unison calculates that key public sector workers will be up to £12,000 worse off by 2020
- Resolution Foundation report says planned welfare cuts will lead to an increase of 200,000 working households living in poverty by 2020
- A report by the Resolution Foundation says that more than a quarter of the UK workforce will remain trapped in poverty despite the rise in the national minimum wage as a result of cuts to welfare and tax credits. Observer 27th October.
- A report by the Runnymede Trust says that Britain’s Black and ethnic minority communities will be worst hit by the changes in changes to welfare and working tax credits as a a result of the recent budget, with more than four million people affected.