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Child Poverty Levels On The Rise in the UK in 2015

Geoff Riley

26th June 2015

New figures find a rise in child poverty. Hundreds of thousands more children are now living in poverty in the UK. A report's found there are nearly four million youngsters struggling to make ends meet. This short Sky News report looks at the data.The government is a long way off the ambitious target of eliminating child poverty by 2020. Will they change the basis for the definition of child poverty? This Guardian article has more background http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/jun/25/num... and the Parliamentary Research web site has a tidy summary of all of the key poverty data - http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBri...

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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