Tuesday 4 April 2017 / 12:29 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Relationship support will not replace social security support stripped from struggling families – Cunningham

Alex Cunningham MP,
Shadow Work and Pensions Minister, commented on the Government’s plan to fund
relationship support for unemployed families, said:

“Stronger
relationships can help families to escape poverty, but the support announced
today is a tiny response to funding the work that needs to be done to tackle
rising inequality, child and pensioner poverty figures.

“All
the evidence suggests that income is a central factor in poverty and
inequality.

“Relationship
support will not replace the social security support stripped from struggling
families under seven years of failed Tory austerity.”

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