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.theguardian - 8 days ago

UK faces child poverty crisis, charities warn

Statistics show 100,000 more children living below the breadlineThe UK faces a fresh child poverty crisis, with rates likely to soar as a result of the economic impact of coronavirus, charities have warned, as latest official statistics showed a 100,000 rise in youngsters living below the breadline.The total number of children living in relative poverty – classed as on or below the 60% of the UK average household income after housing costs have been paid – was .4.2 million in 2018-19 up from 4.1 million the previous year – equivalent to 30% of all children. Continue reading...


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