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Liam Byrne MP, Labour's Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, responding to news that the Government are launching a consultation on measuring child poverty, said:

“It doesn't matter what camouflage they wear, the Government can't hide the fact they're giving a £40,000 tax cut to millionaires yet wiping out a decade of progress tackling child poverty in just one parliament.

"If Ministers move an inch from the Child Poverty Act they supported in opposition, we will know they are about to abandon the fight against child poverty whilst giving an enormous tax cut to the richest in society."

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