Thursday, October 22, 2015

Number of London's 'working poor' surges 70% in 10 years

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(Guardian) More than a million Londoners who are defined as living in poverty are members of households in which at least one adult has a job, according to a new analysis.

The figures include 450,000 children who live in such households, and research estimates that cuts in working tax credits to families next April could make 640,000 children worse off. The analysis is contained in the fifth London Poverty Profile, which is compiled by the New Policy Institute thinktank for the charity Trust for London. It indicates that the total number of Londoners in poverty now stands at 2.25 million.

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