To end child poverty we need jobs you can raise a family on and a robust child poverty strategy
The Chancellor is preparing the Budget and ministers across government are preparing to publish their UK child poverty strategy.
It is shocking that 6 out of 10 children living in poverty have a parent in work whose income is not high enough to keep the family out of poverty.
Too many parents are unable to gain decent work that will keep their families out of poverty. Too many others have lost jobs in the recession, or will lose their job because of government cuts.
That's why we need a robust child poverty policy and a commitment from government to more jobs that keep families out of poverty.
ACT NOW: contact your member of parliament and ask them to put pressure on the Chancellor.
Here is a suggested text to help with your email to your MP. Try personalising it a little, such as mentioning the area where you live, to get a better response from your MP.
To end child poverty, we need jobs you can raise a family on.
Thank you for the commitment your party has made to end child poverty, which I welcome as a supporter of the End Child Poverty campaign.
You can now help families in your constituency by speaking up for them and giving them the support they need to earn enough so their children have the start in life they deserve.
Britain’s 3.5 million children living in poverty did not cause the financial crisis and should not pay for the deficit. But now experts like the IFS are warning child poverty will increase because of cuts to vital support that the Government has announced.
The Government has committed to making work pay, and wants to tackle poverty by getting more people into work.
Parents desperately want jobs they can raise their family on, but cuts to working tax credits and childcare will make it even harder to get and keep a job, locking more children into poverty.
It’s vital that the Government takes action to meet its own commitment to our poorest children and their families to end child poverty by 2020:
Please write to the Chancellor and ask him to take action in the Budget to:
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Your support is incredibly important. We need the Government to know that British people want fairness for our children. They did not cause the economic crisis and they must not be made to pay for it. The billions of pounds of cuts to support for the poorest children are not fair. The promise to end child poverty must be kept.
You can play a vital part in the Campaign to End Child Poverty in a variety of ways.