The Government says it is committed to eradicating child poverty and in a statement the Department for Work and Pensions spokeswoman said:
"We want to take a new approach by tackling the root causes including worklessness, educational failure and family breakdown.
"Our welfare reforms will improve the lives of some of the poorest families in our communities, with the Universal Credit simplifying the complex myriad of benefits and making three million people better off."
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