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The rising cost of living and cuts to in-work benefits are leaving people at greater risk of sustained poverty, report warns.
Labour's Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary said thousands of people will be left without adequate financial support this Christmas.
The proposal would see an extra £10 a week go to children from low-income Scottish families.
In-work poverty has reached a record high, with 55% of all those in poverty living in working households.
First minister announces consultation on bill that could enshrine Scottish strategy on child poverty in law.
Across the UK, the number of children living in poverty has increased by 200,000.
If not for benefits like tax credits the income gap between poor and wealthier children would be among the highest in Europe, says UNICEF.
Campaigners have called on the Scottish Government to increase child benefit by £5 a week to help reduce rates of child poverty in Scotland.
Worrying levels of wealth inequality and poverty in London are too high and damaging the city's future, say Londoners.
NASUWT say "teachers and schools are being left to pick up the pieces of callous fiscal and social policies".
Leading charities respond to measures announced in the budget, or in some cases the lack of.
Iain Duncan Smith has now agreed to continue publishing income-related child poverty statistics.
The SNP claims that almost 350,000 children in Scotland will be left worse off due to Tory tax credit cuts.
Redefining child poverty will 'cast adrift' 120,000 Scottish children living in poverty, says Scotland's Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil.
Research says tax and benefits policies will directly increase inequality, undermining government’s ‘work your way out of poverty’ mantra.
The government has announced new plans to move the goalposts on the way child poverty levels in the UK are measured.
New figures expected to show clear increase in child poverty, as charities blame bedroom tax and benefit cuts.
The risk of poverty for children whose parents pay for childcare has increased from 14.9% to 19.6%, according to new research.
Charities and other organisations must stand united to fight against the UK government's £12bn proposed welfare cuts, says Scotland's Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil.
Britain spent just 0.7% of its GDP on child benefit in 2013/14, compared to a high of 1.3% in 1983-85.
The Conservatives are considering limiting child benefit payments to no more than three children.
Save the Children say that the number of children living in relative poverty is set to soar by 1.4 million between now and 2020.