Aaron Barbour

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"Over the last 20 years Aaron has worked in the UK’s voluntary & community sector as a practitioner, researcher, author and blogger, campaigner, fundraiser, policy advisor, trainer, trustee and volunteer. Aaron currently heads up the national work of innovative east London charity, Community Links, which takes the pioneering ideas and new ways of creating social change locally and shares that learning nationally with practitioners and policymakers.

"Over the last seven years Aaron has worked closely with a number of government ministers and their special advisers, senior civil servants, MPs, select committees to influence the policies and practices in the benefit and tax credit system, child poverty, volunteering, housing, and the cash-in-hand or informal economy.

"Aaron is currently a member of HMRC’s Hidden Economy Advisory Group, UCATT Vulnerable Workers UMF Rd3 Steering Group, a founding member of the CREATE consortium campaigning for the introduction of a Community Allowance in the benefit system, as well as Child Poverty Action Group’s and the Campaign to End Child Poverty’s policy committees. He recently sat of the Child Poverty Unit’s Benefit Take-Up Taskforce. He has previously worked and volunteered for The Samaritans, Hammersmith & Fulham CVS, Oxfam, and The Refugee Council (amongst others)."[1]  


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  1. Fair Finance Board, organizational web page, accessed May 26, 2013.