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  • Feeling the pinch

    Families’ incomes are being squeezed by the benefits freeze, rising prices, and the ‘poverty premium’.
  • Poverty in your area

    Use our interactive map to find the level of child poverty in local authorities across the UK, by zooming in on different areas. The darker the shading, the higher the child poverty levels in that area.

For immediate release: Wednesday 21st June 2017 End Child Poverty has today welcomed the Government’s commitment to ensuring fairer markets for consumers, and the absence of plans to scrap universal free school meals for infants, but expressed dismay that the legislative programme fails to address rising child poverty. There are currently over 4 million children in poverty in the UK, and this figure is projected to rise to 5 million by 2020 as further social security cuts come into force. The Government has announced little to address this in the Queen’s Speech. Sam Royston, Chair of the End Child Poverty coalition, said, “The lack of policies to tackle rising child poverty is the key failure of this legislative programme. Child poverty has a massive impact on children’s lives. It leads to a poorer childhood and worse outcomes throughout life, as well as cost to society of £29bn a year.” “However the commitment to ensuring fairer ...

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