The fight to stay out of poverty
Updated on 23 June 2008
Despite tax credits and Gordon Brown's vision of a nation of increasing fairness, some families still struggle to make ends meet.
Promising to get Britain "upwardly mobile again", Gordon Brown has set out his vision of fairness and social mobility.
The prime minister blamed the Thatcher government's economic policies for creating what he called a "lost generation".
Parents in some of England's most deprived areas will be offered grants worth £200 to help with child health and social development.
When Labour came to power 11 years ago they brought in child and working tax credits to help the poorest families in the country. But even for those in work, money is often tight.
Kate Taunton spoke to three families who get tax credits but who are still struggling to stay out of poverty.
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