Action for Children responds to the Spring Statement

Wednesday 23 March 2022
Kids in garden

Director of Policy and Campaigns at Action for Children, Imran Hussain, said:

“Every day we help ordinary families who are struggling with the absolute basics. The announcements made today by the Chancellor will do relatively little to ease the financial pain these families are grappling with now and in the months ahead. Better off families will be the big winners from the tax cuts, not those who need help the most.

“Millions of families, still reeling from having had their Universal Credit entitlement reduced by £20 a week, are struggling with a devastating rise in energy bills and soaring inflation.

“Right now, low-income families with children are paying a high price for the Government’s poorly targeted cost of living response. We urge ministers to look again to ensure the value of benefits are protected from inflation which will continue to rise and that extra help is targeted on children in low-income families through Universal Credit.”

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Action for Children protects and supports vulnerable children and young people by providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. With 512 services across the UK, in schools and online, in 2020/21 we helped 604,885 children, young people and families.