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Wednesday, 20 June 2012

'Economic stagnation, the rising cost of living, public spending cuts, and the impact on UK poverty'

A new Oxfam GB briefing paper/ report finds that a combination of falling incomes, rising prices, public service cuts, benefit cuts, a housing crisis and weak labour rights is impacting those living in poverty hardest. The report argues that the Coalition Government could protect people in poverty and stimulate economic recovery by making different political choices, thus setting the UK on the way to short term economic recovery and long term social and environmental sustainability. It also highlights a number of ways of protecting the incomes of the poorest without undermining the depth or pace of deficit reduction: Click here to download the 'The Perfect Storm' report.

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