Posted on

One in five children in Leicester are living in poverty

Save the Children issues new research which “reveals the number of children living in deepest poverty remains unacceptably high at 1.6 million.” 

Save the Children has provided a local authority breakdown of the figures, detailing the top ten authority areas with the highest levels of severe child poverty:

1   Manchester 27%
2   Tower Hamlets 27%
3   Newham 25%
4   Leicester 24%
5   Westminster 24%
6   Nottingham 23%
7   Liverpool 23%
8   Birmingham 23%
9   Blackpool 22%
10 Hackney 22%

Click here for the full report.