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Cpag Not Acting In Best Interests Of Children

Cpag Not Acting In Best Interests Of Children

"It is bad news for children that the Child Poverty Action Group has today won the right to take the government to court over what it calls a 'discriminatory' In Work payment, " Lindsay Mitchell anti-DPB campaigner said.

"There is growing recognition that children do better when they grow up in working homes. The introduction of the In Work payment was specifically intended to make working more feasible for parents, thereby improving the long term prospects for their children."

"Rather than relieving poverty, welfare breeds poverty. That truth must be faced and there is no better time to do it than when jobs are plentiful."

"If the Child Poverty Action Group are successful in reversing this policy we will see more children staying on benefits."

Lindsay Mitchell
Campaigner for a Parliamentary review of the DPB

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