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Duncan Smith is accused of masking true poverty levels

by a staff reporter

CHILDREN's charities have accused the Government of moving the goalposts to mask the fact that its welfare cuts are throwing thousands more children into poverty.

Agencies have criticised a speech by the Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, in which he said that it was a waste of money to give benefits to parents who were suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction.

He called for a new "multi-dimensional" measure to calculate levels of child poverty, moving away ...

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