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Blair must raise taxes to eradicate child poverty, academics say

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 08 April 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:961
  1. Wendy Moore
  1. Harrogate

    Prime Minister Blair has no alternative but to raise taxes if he is to reach his goal of eradicating child poverty in the United Kingdom within 20 years, a leading public health academic has warned.

    The government has made a good start towards reducing poverty with a raft of welfare measures including those announced in last month's budget, said David Piachaud, professor of social policy at the London School of Economics. It is now necessary for the government not only to maintain action to achieve …

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