Cost of child poverty at least £25bn a year


Cost of child poverty is at least £25bn a year

Child poverty is costing Britain at least £25bn a year, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation reveals today.

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Funding ‘must rise’ on new deal for jobless

Key assumptions in welfare-to-work contracts are likely to be changed to reflect the forthcoming recession, it emerged on Wednesday as the association representing private sector providers said that some contracts now look “uneconomic”.

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Major step towards treating multiple sclerosis

Doctors yesterday hailed a major success in the treatment of multiple sclerosis, after trials revealed that a drug had halted and reversed the debilitating effects of the disease for the first time.

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Rise in violent crime due to police undercounting, Home Office

The government today blamed inaccurate police record keeping for a 22% rise in the number of the most serious violent crimes in England and Wales.

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Points system recommended for social care needs

A national points system to ration care for millions of older and disabled people was recommended yesterday by the head of the social care inspectorate in England.

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Campaigners on fuel poverty await High Court result

Campaigners fighting the government over fuel poverty are to find out whether their High Court battle has been successful.

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