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Raise benefits or raise wages - how best to end poverty?

    What is the best solution to ending poverty, raising benefits or raising wages?

    Robert Colvile, Director of the Centre for Policy Studies, joined Helen Barnard of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to discuss this question as part of BBC Radio 5 Live's poverty week. 

    Robert and Helen discussed the case for raising the living wage, the problem with rent controls, and the difficulties faced by the working age population while pensioner benefits are ringfenced.

    Listen to the first part of the discuss below or tune it to the full show on BBC Radio 5 Live's website.

    Date added: Thursday 8th February 2018