below the breadline


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below the breadline

Extremely poor.
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Since 2010, an extra 150,000 children have been pushed below the breadline as a result of the Government's public sector pay squeeze and in-work benefit cuts.
In Murdostoun, 1068 children are living below the breadline - that's 26.
The charity's director Yvonne Rodgers said: "A successful Wales is a more equal Wales, and that means not having one third of our children living below the breadline.
To be considered below the breadline, people must be unable to afford two items from the list.
The Rt Rev David Urquhart spoke out, reminding the authorities that two thirds of youngsters living below the breadline were part of families that work.
htm) one of the worst areas in the UK for child poverty , with 40 percent living below the breadline in 2011, up two percent on the year before.
These people are sitting on a West Indies island at a cost of PS19,000 a week rental for a villa, while millions of families in this country are reportedly below the breadline and having to pay for their food on credit cards - and we're supposed to get ourselves outraged because of the photograph.
Nearly 54,000 struggling single working mums in Wales could lose as much as pounds 68 a week under the new Universal Credit, pushing some below the breadline, according to the charity's report today.
Despite Government efforts to eradicate child poverty, many youngsters are still living below the breadline.
Bahrain is a country of extremes, with some massively wealthy locals and expatriates, while those at the other end are literally on or below the breadline.
With the current budget cuts looming, they will be pushed further below the breadline.
Merthyr Tydfil AM Huw Lewis is leading plans to introduce an innovative Scandinavian scheme aimed at slashing the number of youths living below the breadline.
And that cut - 40 PER CENT - puts her well below the breadline.
Some 400,000 more youngsters and 300,000 more OAPs are now living below the breadline and it's easy to see why.
Cllr Corbett, who is the council's Mayoral Lead for fairness and tackling poverty, added: "They don't understand people who are living below the breadline can't afford to pay up front for prescriptions.