Low income needs to be tackled to prevent future debt

Wed, 14 Dec 2011

It is important that the issue of low income be tackled alongside that of early years investment in the UK's child's poverty strategy if the number of young people facing issues in later life is to be reduced.

Alison Garnham, chief executive of Child Poverty Action Group - which held its first meeting in 1965 - has agreed with Alan Milburn, the independent reviewer on social mobility and child poverty, that the initiative should not only be narrowed to providing money for childcare for the under-5s.

Ms Garnham stated: "We need a broader strategy than we have seen from government that covers childcare, job creation, skills, adequate benefits and housing."

The industry figure explained the burden of offsetting deficit reduction needs to be shared more fairly, as the poorest - and the most likely to encounter difficulties - are currently paying the most.

She added David Cameron needs to restate his commitment to battling personal finance problems in Britain and make preventing child poverty a priority, noting hard-pressed families will find it difficult to understand why their security seems to have become less important in the eyes of the government.
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