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Benefit reform poverty threat

The Work and Pensions Secretary has unveiled plans to tackle the issue of young people in poverty.

But Save the Children claims reforms to the welfare system could push 250,000 children of working single parents deeper below the line.

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Duncan Smith to announce early intervention foundation

The City and local authorities will be encouraged to invest up to £10 bn in projects to prevent social breakdown Credit: REUTERS/Stephen Hird

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.

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