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Save the Children have responded to the Chancellor's employment package

Save the Children

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We all must work together in the coming months to stop more children falling into poverty during this crisis.

Kirsty McNeill, Campaigns Director at Save the Children, said:

“Even before coronavirus, four million children lived in poverty in the UK. We all must work together in the coming months to stop more children falling into poverty during this crisis.

“We welcome the measures announced by the Chancellor this afternoon, which will be hugely reassuring to families worried about their jobs. It is crucial that employers are supported to keep on their staff and pay their wages – it’s not only good for business, but will be a lifeline to many families anxious about the future.

“As the Chancellor outlined, some will sadly still lose their jobs, and people who are self-employed or struggling on low wages will need extra help from our social security system. That is why the measures set out today are reassuring to hear, and we will be talking to families we work with to make sure they’re making a difference.

“We all need to do our bit to support children during these unsettling times. We will continue to work with partners and governments across the UK to ensure that all families get the help they need to get through this crisis.”

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