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A snapshot of poverty in Wales Winter 2020, Bevan Foundation Report

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1287: tabled on 16 December 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 7 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House reflects on the report by the Bevan Foundation, A snapshot of poverty in Wales Winter 2020, which indicates that 328,000 (24 per cent of) households in Wales have seen their income fall during the covid-19 pandemic; notes that 41 per cent of Welsh households have seen energy costs increase and 38 per cent of Welsh households have seen an increase in food prices; further notes that 9 per cent of Welsh households have fallen behind on bills since the start of the covid-19 pandemic; is concerned that families with children have been hit the hardest; recognises that poverty levels in Wales are chronic with 700,000 people, 23 per cent of the population, living in poverty before the start of the covid-19 pandemic; and calls on the UK and Welsh Governments to reflect on the findings of that report and urgently introduce measures to help those in need.