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The new inflation figures show that it is under-indexation that will drive up child poverty rates inexorably.
In working to deliver to an arbitrary timetable, Duncan Smith ignored sound programme management principles.
If measures designed to tackle low pay and reduce rents fail to make sufficient progress, the danger is that families will be further impoverished.
The new limit on "Annually Managed Expenditure" could mean even less support for the unemployed and the working poor.
Relegate the relative measure? Only if we want to pretend that poverty is something else altogether.