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.

Read the rest on politics.co.uk

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s