Leicester Child Poverty Commission - Recommendations
The Child Poverty Commission was established in June 2011 and is chaired by the Deputy City Mayor, Rory Palmer. This report is the result of the commission’s work since then, including a major one day conference held in May 2012 bringing together people from all sectors with an interest in tackling child poverty.
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The report sets out recommendations on local service delivery, the policy of local and central government, the work of voluntary organisations and the role of the private sector, business and employers.
The commission wants to see these recommendations implemented because they believe that they will contribute positively to wider endeavours aimed at reducing child poverty.
This report is of course published at a time when public sector budgets are under significant pressure. Household budgets are also being squeezed and more and more families are struggling to make ends meet. This is before the full impact of further changes are realised, including the introduction of Universal Credit and localised council tax discount. These changes will present even more challenges to those concerned with reducing levels of poverty.
Over the course of the coming months the commission will track the implementation of the recommendations and will make further suggestions for policy change. It aims to publish a further report before May 2014 assessing the impact on families in Leicester of the public spending cuts, welfare benefit changes and the wider socio-economic situation.
The recommendations report has been sent to the Prime Minister, Government Ministers, as well as key individuals/organisations and LCPC’s extensive database.
Commission sets out actions to help poorest households - Leicester City Council press release