Thursday 28 March 2019 / 11:12 AM Margaret Greenwood / Work and Pensions

It is a national scandal that 14 million people, including 4.1 million children, are living in poverty – Greenwood

Margaret Greenwood MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, commenting on new Government figures showing 14 million people are living in poverty and another rise in pensioner poverty, said:

“These shocking figures highlight the devastating impact of austerity on families across the country.

“It is a national scandal that 14 million people, including 4.1 million children, are living in poverty in one of the richest countries in the world.

“Pensioner poverty is on the rise, with 2 million pensioners now in poverty.

“The Government must wake up to these figures, end the benefit freeze and stop the rollout of Universal Credit which is pushing people into poverty.”