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.

January 2010 0.00

We're outraged that children and families in the UK are living in severe poverty.

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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