CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Easing the penalties on people who fail to pay child support would seem to be an odd strategy to use to alleviate child poverty, but thats what was discussed at a West Virginia Senate committee on child poverty Wednesday. That dis...
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Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith hailed the start of a 'fundamental shift' in the benefits system to combine handouts into a Universal Credit.
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Matthew Oakley from the think tank Policy Exchange says it is time for a "sensible discussion" about the number of children living in poverty in the UK.
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginias high teen pregnancy rate is a leading cause of childhood poverty in the state, according to both speakers at the first meeting of the State Senates select committee on child poverty. The statistics presented Wednesday s...
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Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith accuses Labour of leaving a residency test to ensure handouts only go to people who are eligible is not fit for purpose.
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The Government must learn lessons from abroad to tackle child poverty, according to a report.
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Government spending cuts could increase child poverty to crisis levels, a coalition of more than 100 leading charities warned as it published figures showing that in some areas up to two-thirds of children are already being raised by families living below the poverty line.
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This month's podcast looks at modern-day slavery. Send us your questions and comments for the panelThe International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimates that in 2011, almost 21 million people were trapped in jobs that they were coerced or deceived into, jobs that they were unable to leave. This is often referred to as modern-day slavery.Definitions of slavery have evolved,...
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The Labour Party is deliberately spreading fear among housing benefit claimants over Coalition changes to the treatment of spare rooms, Iain Duncan Smith says today.
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CHARLESTON — What John Unger thought would be an opportunity to teach elementary school children about state government turned into a defining moment that compelled him to wage a fight against child poverty in West Virginia.
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