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Benefit cuts hit poor children

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