Since coming to power in 1997, one of the main priorities of the Labour government has been to tackle the issue of child poverty. As a result, a large number of reports have been published on this topic, and you can read about some of these by looking at this previous post from 27 March.

However, a new report which is published today by Save The Children demonstrates how much work is still to be done in this area. Among the claims in Severe Child Poverty in the UK are the statistic that one in ten children in Britain is living in severe poverty (defined as an average family income of £7000).


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