16 December 2010

The Tory Libdem government like to characterise their policies as progressive and fair. They’re having a laugh of course. Anyway here’s the latest assessment of their progressive and fair harrowing of Britain, the report for the IFS and JRF on child and working-age adult income poverty in the next few years as a result of the government’s decisions: Child and working age poverty from 2010 to 2013.

There is a summary at the beginning of the report. In brief, relative poverty among these groups goes up from 2010/11 to 2013/14 by about 800 000 as a result of the government’s policy choices. Absolute poverty will also rise. Several thousand of them will be here in Cornwall.

Any chance of Cornwall Libdem MPs sharing their thoughts with us?

IFS Institute of fiscal studies
JRF Joseph Rowntree foundation

Note that the report says the work is “subject to uncertainties and limitations”.