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Getting better at tackling poverty

Posted in BlogBlog | Nov 04, 2014

‘Tackling poverty is our number one priority’ First Minister Carwyn Jones has said, a sentiment echoed by Ministers responsible for education, health and regeneration as well.   And yet poverty shows no sign of decreasing and every sign of rising…

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Rethinking poverty

Rethinking poverty: implications for action ‘Tackling poverty’ has a very high political priority in Wales, said to be ‘number one’ by the First Minister and other Ministers alike.  With the number of people in poverty set to rise, this commitment is…

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Lost – one poverty minister’s post

Posted in BlogBlog | Sep 15, 2014

Last week’s surprise Welsh Cabinet reshuffle brought a drop – by one – in the number of cabinet posts. The one that went was the Deputy Minister for Tackling Poverty, with the new arrangements wrapping up poverty with housing, communities…

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How to halve poverty in 15 years

Posted in BlogBlog | Sep 01, 2014

Back in 1999, then Prime Minister Tony Blair made a commitment to end child poverty by 2020.  With child poverty levels at the time of around 34%, this was an ambitious target that would always have been tough to achieve….

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