UK poverty and destitution levels a choice to be unmade

19th August 2019

The Work and Pensions Committee has published its Welfare safety net report. Click here to read the summary of the report, conclusions and recommendations.

Rt Hon Frank Field MP, Chair of the Committee, said: “The Government has shown that it can make target-busting savings through devastating, cumulative cuts to the incomes of the poor, by capping and freezing benefits that was begun under the Coalition Government. Likewise, there is now no effective strategy to increase the life chances of poorer children. It has failed to recognise the unacceptably bleak picture emerging as it shreds our social safety net because it doesn’t really look.”