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Charity warns "UK could return to inequality levels not seen since Victorian times"


Government rhetoric about 'making work pay' - used to justify sweeping welfare reforms- is sounding increasingly hollow, according to a new report by Oxfam, which details how getting a job in modern Britain is no guarantee of escaping poverty.

Oxfam's report, The Perfect Storm, documents how the Government's deficit reduction strategy, which has targeted £99 billion of budget cuts against just £29 billion of tax increases each year by the end of this parliament, is disproportionately impacting those on the lowest incomes. Download the full report, which includes input from Bradford district.

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