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How the cost of living crisis is widening child poverty
More evidence is emerging this week about the impact of the cost of living crisis on relative poverty among households and across regions
Cost of living crisis and widening regional inequalities
A new Centre for Cities study highlights the fact that the effects of the cost of living crisis has worsened regional inequality.
Not only are energy costs higher in the North, but the general level of inflation is also higher in the North too. So much for levelling up.
IFS highlights climb in child poverty since 2010
Who would have thought it - austerity since 2010 has meant that relative poverty among larger families worsen at a significantly faster rate than among other groups, such that it reached 31% in 2019. This is a key finding from this IFS research.
Relative poverty occurs when people have an income below 60% of the national median income.
We have linked below to the IFS video presentation - Living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK: 2022
More on inflation - US prices rising at fastest rate for 40 years
This clip looks at how inflation is hitting the US economy, and the finances of the ordinary consumer. Inflation is currently at over 9%, which has fed through into higher factor costs and higher prices for the final consumer.