Government underestimates extent of Child Poverty in UK by 2m

Child povertyA study by Matthew Oakley and Matthew Tinsley of The Policy Exchange shows that the millionaire ToryLibdem Government underestimates the extent of child poverty in the UK by as many as two million children. The shambolic Government have already glibly announced that over 200,000 children will be subjected to unecessary poverty under their regime.

Because the present system favours households without jobs over working households, other important issues which shape a child’s life – such as whether they live in temporary accommodation, are in a good school, have been in the care system are ignored.

Consequently nearly one in five children, some 2.3 million who suffer deprivation are not included in the Government’s headline measure of relative income poverty, the authors state.


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