Duncan Smith is accused of masking true poverty levels
Posted: 08 Feb 2013 @ 00:15
CHILDREN's charities have accused the Government of moving thegoalposts to mask the fact that its welfare cuts are throwingthousands more children into poverty.
Agencies have criticised a speech by the Work and PensionsSecretary, Iain Duncan Smith, in which he said that it was a wasteof money to give benefits to parents who were suffering from a drugor alcohol addiction.
He called for a new "multi-dimensional" measure to calculatelevels of child poverty, moving away from its ...
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