Policy Brief: Measuring severe child poverty in the UK
New evidence has revealed that the number of children living in severe poverty dramatically increased even before the recession - what we're calling for.
This briefing reveals that 1.7 million children across the UK live in severe poverty – around 13% of all UK children.
The number of children living in severe poverty has risen over the period 2004/05–2007/08, from 11% to 13% of all children.
This increase has occurred against a backdrop of rising levels of overall child poverty.
We're calling on the UK government to refocus its efforts on the poorest children in the UK.
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