Cruel: The poverty figures cast more doubt on Iain Duncan Smith’s reforms [Image: PA].

There’s nothing here that we don’t know already but the Conservative Government keeps trying to sweep it under the carpet.

We need to keep reminding them that we do know – and we expect them to behave like government ministers and change conditions for the better.

Or else.

Brutal Tory benefit cuts have left more people living below the poverty line than at the height of the 2008 financial crash, a report reveals.

The damning study found the number struggling to make ends meet has risen to 11.6million – and the majority are in working households.

This is an increase of a third since 2008-09, the study for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) reveals.

It says the cuts to welfare have outweighed the increases in family income from tax cuts and having a job.

And families with children have been worst hit, with 2million more now earning less that the Minimum Standard Income – the amount the public say is needed for an acceptable standard of living.

Source: Tory cuts leave millions in poverty as campaigners warn work is failing to pay – Mirror Online

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