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UK's working poor 'forgotten'

Work is no longer enough to lift someone out of poverty, the Government's social mobility tsar is expected to warn. A report lead by former Labour minister Alan Milburn will focus on the detrimental effect of stagnating wages and rising prices.

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Most children in poverty 'from working families'

Child poverty is a problem for working families rather than those who are unemployed or "workshy", Alan Miliburn, chair of the social mobility and child poverty commission established by the coalition government said today.

Two thirds of children in poverty come from a family where one someone is in work. Credit: Press Association

His comments come as the commission releases their first annual report into social mobility and child poverty. He said:

"Today child poverty is a problem for working families rather than the workless or the workshy.

"Two-thirds of kids officially deemed poor in this country are in a family where someone is in work."

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