There is also a smaller but growing number of people living on incomes below the value of out-of-work benefits in very deep poverty.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation said that 400,000 families have suffered from a combination of benefit cuts from the bedroom tax, and council tax benefit.
The Huffington Post has a similar story:
British workers are suffering the biggest fall in living standards since the Victorian era, as their austerity measures have continued to squeeze their incomes and leave many working in low-paid jobs, according to new research.
The New Economics Foundation (NEF) found that more than 5 million people are currently working in low-paid jobs, earning less than £7.47 an hour, and one million of them are working in the public sector.
In a report titled "Raising the Benchmark", the nef concluded: “Workers on low and middle incomes are experiencing the biggest decline in their living standards since reliable records began in the mid-19th century.”
Will the Children`s Commissioner have something to contribute to the debate I wonder, and if not, why not? Will the growing and enormous range of children`s charities who accept public funds be able to offer the Government advice, as they normally do? No ?
Isn`t it interesting how austerity is accepted as if there was nothing that anybody could do about it?