Shocking new figures on child poverty
End Child Poverty has published new figures (November 2016) on the level of child poverty in each constituency, local authority and ward in the UK.
The figures show that whilst child poverty exists in every part of the country, as many as 47% of children are living in poverty in some areas – compared to one in ten in others.
The figures show that Leicester is 13th of the table of top 20 local authorities with the highest levels of child poverty across the UK, with 35.9% (after housing costs).
In Northamptonshire Corby is shown as having 27% , Northampton 25.5% and Wellingborough 24%.
End Child Poverty is calling on the Government to use the upcoming Autumn Statement to end the freeze on children’s benefits, and to reverse the share cuts being introduced to in-work benefits under Universal Credit to help address the issue.
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