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Bonymaen young mums are #payingtheprice

Posted by Beth Jenkins AM /

Thursday 18 December 2014 / Financial education, Cost of living
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Bethan Jenkins AM reflects on our latest report on financial inclusion, Paying the Price, and how these issues affect people in her own constituency, She explains the political opportunities in Wales to make real changes.

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What happens to children caught by the benefit cap?

Posted by Abigail Gill /

Monday 03 February 2014 / Cost of living
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For months we have been worried about the potential impact of the benefit cap on vulnerable children. Our research, based on freedom of information requests, bears out our concerns.

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The Autumn Statement - what do we think?

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I spent an hour watching the Chancellor’s statement this morning and the last two hours getting to grips with the detail and thinking through what it means for the children and families we work with.

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Bringing the theories to life: why we interviewed children and families

Posted by Douglas Dowell /

Monday 25 November 2013 / Cost of living, Case studies, The Red Book
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For Red Book 2013 we spoke directly to some of the families we work with, to get their views on what life is like for them.

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Putting food on the table: the cost of living for our families

Posted by Douglas Dowell /

Friday 15 November 2013 / Cost of living, Children's centres, The Red Book
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For families whose income has gone down, every penny counts – and as the cost of living goes up the struggle to make ends meet gets even harder. Read Helen's story, explaining the tough decisions she has to make on a daily basis.

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