May 17, 2022 • 23M

Breadline Britain

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With the Governor or the Bank Of England predicting an "apocalypse" of food price inflation, Adrian Goldberg explores what the government is doing to help the poorest members of society. With guests Leanne, Imran Hussain from Action For Children and Byline Times Chief Social Affairs reporter Sian Norris.

In response to the issues raised in the podcast, a government spokesperson said:


“We are committed to ending poverty and the latest figures show there were half a million fewer children in absolute poverty after housing costs than in 2009/10.


“We recognise the pressures on the cost of living and we are doing what we can to help, including spending £22 billion across the next financial year to support people with energy bills and cut fuel duty.


“For the hardest hit, we’re putting an average of £1,000 more per year into the pockets of working families on Universal Credit, have also boosted the minimum wage by more than £1,000 a year for full-time workers and our Household Support Fund is there to help with the cost of everyday essentials.”

Produced in Birmingham by Adrian Goldberg.

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