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Poverty affecting those in work, says Christine Chapman AM

A lack of progress in tackling poverty in Wales is of "deep concern", assembly members have warned.

Figures are static despite numerous initiatives since 1999 while half of those in poverty are working.

Ministers have treated the symptoms, not the causes, and not been innovative enough, the cross-party communities and equality committee said.

The Welsh government said it was refreshing its approach to focus "more relentlessly" on the root causes.

Christine Chapman AM, chairwoman of the committee, told BBC Wales economics correspondent Sarah Dickins that poverty was affecting those in work too.

  • 18 Jun 2015
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