From tomorrow,, the Government's flagship benefit, Universal Credit, will not offer help to the third or subsequent children in a family. This fundamentally changes the benefit system so that it "deliberately ignores" the needs of some of the UK's more vulnerable children, say leaders of four UK churches.
Driving up employment, wages and skills for people in all six boroughs in the Liverpool City Region must be the number one priority for the new metro mayor elected in May, according to the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
There are huge variations across the country in the number of children reaching a good level of development for reading, writing and their social and emotional development, leading to a ‘life chances postcode lottery’
A new ‘long term deal’ – between governments, business and the public – is needed to solve poverty in a generation, so the first cohort of ‘Brexit children’ starting school this Autumn grow up and enter adult life in a UK that is prosperous and poverty-free, says the Joseph Rowntree Foundation