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A single mother has told Daybreak that the government's proposed Universal credit will leave her £85 a month worse off which would force her to leave her current job and go on benefits.
Justin Forsyth, the Chief Executive of Save the Children UK, told Daybreak the government's proposed Universal credit will mean 150,000 Mothers will lose £88 per week.
Iain Duncan Smith is expected to announce the formation of an early intervention foundation intended to encourage the City and local authorities to invest up to £10 billion in projects designed to prevent social breakdown.
It follows the recommendations of Labour MP and long-time campaigner Graham Allen who carried out a review of early intervention for the coalition.
Iain Duncan Smith's new social justice strategy paper has been welcomed by Anne Longfield, chief executive of the charity 4Children, who said that families frequently complained that the system was unable to help when problems first emerged.
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith will call for a major shift in resources to tackle the root causes of poverty and social breakdown.
Launching his social justice strategy paper, Mr Duncan Smith will call for an end to spending "dysfunctional money" on problem families which only deals with short-term difficulties.
Instead he is expected to say that councils and government agencies should focus on early interventions to help people turn their lives around before their problems get out of hand.
The poorest working mothers will be hit hard by proposed welfare reforms, according to the charity Save the Children. The charity says 150,000 working parents will lose up to £68 a week.