Our campaigns

  • Govt agrees to measure and publish child poverty data

    The Government has amended the Welfare Reform and Work Bill to include a statutory duty to measure and publish data on child poverty in the UK. This is a big win for the End Child Poverty Coalition and we couldn’t have done it without your help. For further details please see our press release or for details on the campaign please see our Money Matters page.
  • 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: 28 June 2016 The Households Below Average Income figures for 2014/5 released today show that while average income has risen above the 2009/10 levels for the first time, child poverty is on the rise, with 200,000 more children in poverty. The number of children in poverty (after housing costs are taken into account) increased from 3.7 million to 3.9 million. Most worryingly of all, this includes a 6% rise in the proportion of children in poverty in working families – with two thirds of children in poverty now in working families. Sam Royston, Chair of the End Child Poverty Coalition, said “This week the government postponed its Life Chances Strategy in the wake of Brexit. We must not allow the EU negotiations to get in the way of action on UK poverty – 3.9 million children living in poverty, with two thirds of these in working families, is simply unacceptable. ...

  • Our Members

    End Child Poverty is a coalition of over 100 organisations, you can find out more about them by visiting their websites.