Million more Britons pushed in to poverty by Christmas, warn charities

Rising unemployment due to coronavirus lockdown also driving up homelessness and child poverty

Soaring unemployment is expected to push more than a million more Britons into poverty by Christmas and is already driving up homelessness, charities are warning. 

Around 200,000 children are among those facing a new life below the pre-coronavirus poverty line unless ministers reform benefits, according to analysis by the Institute for Public Policy Research thinktank published on Wednesday.

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Rising unemployment due to coronavirus lockdown also driving up homelessness and child povertyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSoaring unemployment is expected to push more than a million more Britons into poverty by Christmas and is already driving up homelessness, charities are warning. Around 200,000 children are among those facing a new life below the pre-coronavirus poverty line unless ministers reform benefits, according to analysis by the Institute for Public Policy Research thinktank published on Wednesday. Continue reading…

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