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Douglas Alexander MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, commenting on today's IFS report published, said: 

“This revealing report from the respected IFS flatly contradicts David Cameron's promise that there would be no increase in child poverty.

"George Osborne has imposed billions of pounds worth of cuts to Housing Benefit and Tax Credits in this parliament and all Iain Duncan Smith has got out of it is a promise of reform in the next parliament.

"During our time in government Labour was able to help 600,000 children out of poverty - it would be a tragedy if this progress was now reversed."

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