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Charity arm tells Government ‘jobs do not solve poverty’

29 May 2014 | by Paul Wilkinson | Comments: 0

THE SOCIAL action wing of the Church in England and Wales this week rejected government suggestions that employment alone is the key to solving the poverty crisis faced by millions of Britons today.Caritas Social Action Network (Csan), which includes more than 25 Catholic charities working to alleviate child poverty, called for greater efforts to address low pay and the hardship it causes.“It is extremely important to note that employment on its own is not a solution to poverty,” said Csan in its response to the Government’s Draft Child Poverty Strategy 2014-17, on which a consultation was launched earlier this year by the departments of Education and of Work and Pensions.Csan supports the draft strategy’s statement that worklessness and low earnings are root cause ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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