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Leading thinktank warns of rise in child poverty

Leading thinktank warns of rise in child poverty

After the release of the Conservative Party manifesto, the Resolution Foundation has predicted a 60-year record high in child poverty if the party return to Government. 

The thinktank have calculated their estimations on the spending commitments made within the Conservative Party manifesto which retain cuts to benefits, namely the policy of the two-child limit on support for families. Laura Gardiner who led the research said “Under the Conservatives little is set to change, and child poverty risks reaching a record high in the coming years. Labour and Liberal Democrat pledges to spend £9bn more would mean child poverty being over 500,000 lower than under Conservative plans. However, this would not do enough to see child poverty fall from today’s already high levels.” 

Both the Conservatives and the Labour Party have defended their record on spending in response. 

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