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Let's make Nottingham the first POVERTY FREE CITY in the UK!

'Over four million children in the UK are now growing up in poverty, two thirds of which come from working families. The shocking figures, published this week by the End Child Poverty Coalition, also revealed that over half of children are living in poverty in certain areas of the UK. . .

The mantra that hard work is the route out of poverty needs close scrutiny, as evidenced by the fact that eighty per cent of people currently working low paid jobs will still be earning a low wage come 2028. Regional and gender pay gaps, as well as the reduced salaries and employment opportunities for disabled people and members of Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, illustrate the dysfunctional realities of our labour market.

Yet social security support for low income families has been severely cut, particularly hitting groups including single parents. Meanwhile most working–age benefits, including child benefit, have been frozen until 2020; and Universal Credit, the government’s flagship programme, has been shown to be failing those on low incomes – causing debt and rent arrears.' (New Statesman Jan 2018)

This event hosts a panel of speakers who are working towards ending poverty in the UK and supporting individuals and communities in crisis.

This event is organised by New Rose Associates Ltd with support from Nottingham Trent University, School of Social Sciences.

Further info contact: Sonia Long on 07771 392174

Check out New Rose Associates Ltd here: https://www.facebook.com/nraltd/

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