Poverty is a policy choice

Aidan Harper writes for Tribune

Aidan Harper responded to the news that the majority of people want to see the £20-a-week universal credit uplift maintained, in Tribune:

Too many people are living below a decent standard of living in the UK, which is harmful to them on an individual level and harmful to the rest of society. Deprivation can have devastating consequences for people and families: without enough income, millions of people are forced to choose between buying food, heating their home, or getting new shoes for their kids. Over the past few years we’ve seen a plethora of news stories about food poverty, fuel poverty, housing poverty, or period poverty. All of these are linked by a common underlying cause: poverty in and of itself.”

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