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Benefit cuts hit poor children

Issue No. 2218

More than 50,000 children who already live below the poverty line will be hit by new housing benefit cuts.

A study for the Shelter charity has found that the plans will leave the families of 250,289 children with less than £100 a week to live on once essentials such as food, heating and clothes have been covered.

That’s an increase of 53,596 and includes a 25,053 rise in those with less than £50.

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Tue 7 Sep 2010, 17:52 BST
Issue No. 2218
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