Tania Burchardt

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    New child poverty measures could allow government to shirk its responsibilities

New child poverty measures could allow government to shirk its responsibilities

Abandoning the child poverty targets will damage the interests of disadvantaged children, and represents a significant step back in attempts to make Britain a fairer society, argue Kitty Stewart, Tania Burchardt, John Hills and Polly Vizard.
Last week the Conservative Government announced that it would be abandoning the indicators and targets in the Child Poverty Act (passed with cross-party support in […]

The coalition says its spending cuts will lead to a ‘fairer Britain’, but the evidence points to a widening inequality gap in coming years

Claims to ‘fairness’ have been a feature of the rhetoric used by Coalition ministers in relation to their programme of austerity and budget cuts. However definitions of the term have been wide ranging and show no coherence as an integrated philosophy informing policy. Tania Burchardt takes a closer look at some benchmarks for fairness and finds that if anything, the […]