Child Poverty

Commenting on a new report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) published today (Thursday) which shows both child and working age poverty are set to rise over the next three years, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said: “The government argued that the net effect of the budget would leave...
16 December 2010
Commenting on the news today (Friday) that the UK Statistics Authority has rebuked the Department for Work and Pensions for “serious deficiencies” in its handling of worklessness data, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
26 November 2010
Nearly two thirds of the £15.9 billion of welfare and benefit cuts announced in the emergency budget and spending review will hit working families, undermining government claims that they are ‘making work pay', the TUC reveals today (Monday).
01 November 2010
Plans to increase child tax credit by £30 a year in 2011/12 will be dwarfed by childcare cuts of up to £30 a week – or £1,560 a year – according to plans announced in the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) today (Tuesday), says the TUC.
20 October 2010
Commenting on plans announced today (Monday) by the Government to cut child benefit for higher rate taxpayers, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
04 October 2010
New TUC analysis published today (Monday) of the Government's proposed 10 per cent housing benefit cut for adults who have been claiming Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) for more than 12 months, reveals that at least 194,000 unemployed adults will lose nearly £500 a year if the cut is introduced.
06 September 2010
TUC analysis of official Government statistics released today (Tuesday) shows that more than one in three (39 per cent) unemployed young people aged 16-24 have now been out of work for more than six months.
13 October 2009
Responding to the Government's welfare reform white paper announced today (Wednesday) TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said: “At a time of rapidly rising unemployment the Government needs to stop talking as if every benefit claimant is a potential scrounger. People losing their jobs need practical help as quickly as possible...
10 December 2008
Commenting on the Government-commissioned report on welfare reform, published today (Tuesday) by Professor Paul Gregg, TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said:
02 December 2008
The TUC will challenge the media to stop discriminating against people on low incomes by portraying them as ‘scroungers' and ‘benefits cheats', at the TUC's annual poverty conference in London today (Friday).
17 October 2008