Spending cuts breach UK’s human rights obligations, says report

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  • Study finds poorest lost out most from policies on tax, benefits and public services

Cuts to public services and benefits that disproportionately affect the least well-off, single parents and disabled people put the government in breach of its human rights obligations, a study for the…

  • Patrick Butler
  • The Guardian

Echoing the recent findings of the UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty, Philip Alston, the study concluded the scale of the cuts and their lopsided impact on the most disadvantaged were a…

“There were a lot of choices, and the government chose to balance the…

The study examined the…

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