Poverty isn’t just about welfare

A report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies released today suggests Britain is set to miss its legally binding target of reducing the number of children in poverty to ten per cent or lower by 2020. Absolute child poverty will, in fact, rise to over three million by 2015 and one in four children will be in relative poverty in 2020. Much has been made of the effect of the government’s welfare reforms on child poverty in the UK, but the pernicious impact of parents’ low pay is all too often overlooked when it comes to the well-being of British children.

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