Judith Healy and her daughter
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Working mum: 'It's about survival now'

Having a job is no longer enough to help families escape poverty, the government's social mobility tsar has warned.

In his report, one-time Labour minister Alan Milburn said stagnating incomes meant middle-class children faced being worse off than their parents for the first time in more than 100 years.

Judith Healy, a single mother from Northamptonshire, said she was struggling to support her daughter, even though she works and receives some state benefits.

  • 17 Oct 2013
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