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Poorest mothers will lose benefits, claims charity

Working mothers in low paid jobs could find themselves more than £200 a month worse off, because of the government's welfare reforms, according to the charity Save the Children.

Save the Children said more than 50,000 single working mothers could lose as much as £3,500 a year under the UK government's new universal credit, pushing some below the breadline.

The report also claimed second earners will be affected.

Anna Adams reports.

  • 13 Mar 2012
  • From the section UK