Welsh assembly report damns Cardiff government for failure to cut poverty

Report notes numbers of people relying on food banks has doubled in a year and criticises ‘lack of progress’ regarding 23% of Welsh population living in poverty

The Labour-led Welsh government has been severely criticised by an assembly committee for its “lack of progress” in reducing poverty.

Women, children and refugees are among the groups who have been particularly badly affected, according to a damning report published on Thursday.

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