Supreme Court ruling will add to child poverty, says UNISON

Vulnerable families could see living standards fall

Commenting on a ruling from the Supreme Court today (Wednesday) that the government’s benefits cap for lone parents will stand, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:

“The effect of today’s decision will be to add to child poverty.

“It will simply drive many lone parents into the worst private sector housing as the benefit cap makes them struggle to keep a roof over their children’s heads.”

Notes to editors:
– UNISON is the UK’s largest union, with more than 1.3 million members providing public services – in education, local government, the NHS, police service and energy. They are employed in both the public and private sectors.

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