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Child poverty is becoming the ‘new normal’ in parts of Britain as fastest rises in poverty hit the poorest areas

By May 15, 2019National News
  • In some constituencies more than half of children are growing up in poverty
  • Impoverished areas see the greatest rises in child poverty
  • Child poverty highest in big cities, particularly London, Birmingham and Greater Manchester
  • 500k more children are having their lives limited by poverty today than at the start of the decade

The UK’s leading child poverty coalition is calling for the major Parties to outline ambitious child poverty-reduction strategies as new data published today shows that child poverty is becoming the norm in some parts of Britain, with more than 50% of children living trapped in poverty in some constituencies

The data, published by the End Child Poverty coalition, highlights how worrying levels of child poverty vary across Britain and shows that poverty is on the rise – and rising fastest in places where it is already highest.

For more information, to use the interactive map to find estimates for your constituency and to download statistical analysis by ward, go to the Child Poverty Action website

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