Turn2us responds to general election result


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Responding to the result of the general election, Thomas Lawson, chief executive of anti-poverty charity Turn2us, says:   

“As the new Labour Government prepares to take office, we must seize critical opportunities to make badly needed progress on poverty.

“Every day, people tell us that they can’t keep up with the cost of food, energy, and housing. Far too many people are being dragged deeper into poverty by a system that fails to grasp the reality of their lives. 

“Tackling the stigma that perpetuates inequality is the first step to strengthening our society, where all of us can afford the basics, live with dignity, and thrive. 

“We urge the new government to immediately scrap the unfair two-child limit and commit to ensuring everyone receiving Universal Credit can at least afford essentials. 

“At Turn2us, we will work across sectors, alongside communities and with policymakers to achieve this vision.” 

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