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UN special rapporteur Philip Alston giving press conference now after his time investigating #poverty in the UK: on benefits there is 'a sense that we should make the system as unwelcoming as possible'.
.@Alston_UNSR on impact of Brexit on UK #poverty, says 'those on the lower income levels are really going to suffer' - calls for much more attention to be paid to this.
.@Alston_UNSR on the risks of paying #universalcredit to only one partner in a household: 'the impact on many women is extremely problematic: it puts them at risk of domestic violence'
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People seeking asylum in the UK are banned from working. This thread explains why we should #LiftTheBan and give them the right to work. 1/12
Firstly, they desperately want to work - to provide for their families and contribute to the country that’s sheltering them as they wait for the outcome of their claim. 2/12
Instead, they’re forced into needless poverty – struggling to live off £5.39 a day. More than half turn to food banks. 3/12
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