'New age of pessimism on poverty': Action for Children responds to the Spending Review

Wednesday 27 October 2021

Director of policy and campaigns at Action for Children, Imran Hussain, said:

“Despite the Chancellor’s measures today on Universal Credit, we’re heading for a new age of pessimism on poverty. The £2bn rescue package for Universal Credit is a fraction of the £6bn that’s being taken from families across the country this month.

“You cannot level up without investing in the future, and you cannot invest in the future without investing in children. We welcome the Government’s focus on family hubs, but we hope this will mark just the start of a programme of investment to ensure all children can have the best start in life.”


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