Government Child Poverty Stragety Published

The Coalition’s Child Poverty Strategy was published on the 5 April.

A clear focus remains on reducing the number of workless households, stating that “work is generally good for the health and well-being of parents, brings social and emotional benefits to their children and, of course, provides a source of income for the family.”

The Government wants to:

• remove financial disincentives to work from within the tax and benefits system so that we create a system which rewards people who do the right thing and work themselves out of poverty;

• support parents who can work, but currently do not, through the provision of support tailored to their specific barriers;

• help families to improve their financial management and avoid unmanageable debt and stress; and

• track progress over the lifetime of this strategy in supporting families to achieve financial independence.


The full document is available to download at


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