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Save the Children: Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves is right to acknowledge too many children growing up in poverty

OCTOBER 9, LIVERPOOL - Save the Children UK responds to Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves' speech at Labour Party conference.

Becca Lyon, head of child poverty at Save the Children UK, said: "Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves has rightly acknowledged that too many children are growing up in poverty and parents are skipping meals.

"If Labour were to get into government, their proposed new deal for working people must be accompanied by reform to Universal Credit and a child poverty strategy underpinned by a new Child Poverty Act. 

"Families have been severely impacted by back-to-back crises of austerity, Covid and the cost-of-living crisis, and these measures could help lift thousands of children out of poverty."

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