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Single working mums struggle as living costs rise

28 June 2013 Last updated at 13:16 BST

Living costs have risen 25% in the past five years and placed an "unprecedented" financial burden on the poor, a report has found.

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) said rising childcare and energy costs, coupled with stagnating wages and benefit cuts, widened the poverty gap.

The BBC's Chris Buckler spoke to single working mums Amanda Wilson, Kate Burchell and Jo McDarby to find out how they faced tough financial decisions on a daily basis.

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