Wednesday 7 December 2016 by Spacey

Government to take action on poverty by redefining it again

Damian Green to redefine poverty again

After it was revealed that more than 7 million people in the UK are living in poverty despite being part of a working family, the government has promised it will take action by redefining it again.

Work and Pensions secretary Damian Green told reporters, “Since redefining child poverty, the number of people living in new poverty has fallen by 300,000, but we know there’s more redefining to do.

“We’re confident that if a person living in poverty was defined as someone who has died of malnutrition, we could get the figures down a bit more…albeit temporarily.”

Green went on to clarify the government’s thinking behind ensuring that work pays.

“We can’t make people in work better off, so it’s important that we make people out of work worse off,” he explained.

“It’s compassionate conservatism.”

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