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Commenting on Labour’s new Poverty Britain report, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

Commenting on Labour’s new Poverty Britain report, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: 

“Poverty in the UK is at crisis levels with millions of working families not able to make ends meet.  

“This is a serious plan for healing the pain a decade of Conservative cuts have caused. 

“We need a government that takes poverty seriously, not one that makes excuses as parents struggle to feed and clothe their kids.” 

TUC analysis published yesterday revealed that 800,000 more children in are growing up in poverty in working households than in 2010. 

The analysis shows that government cuts to in-work benefits account for the majority of the rise. 

Editors note

- The TUC analysis on child poverty is available at: www.tuc.org.uk/news/child-poverty-working-households-800000-2010-says-tuc 
- The Trades Union Congress (TUC) exists to make the working world a better place for everyone. We bring together more than 5.6 million working people who make up our 48 member unions. We support unions to grow and thrive, and we stand up for everyone who works for a living.