Severe Child Poverty: Nationally and locally
Severe child poverty fell between 2007/08 and 2008/09. This briefing warns that, unless urgent action is taken, we could see a rise in the severe child poverty in the coming years.
For the first time we have developed severe child poverty estimates for each local authority area in Great Britain.
These figures show that there are five areas where around one in four children are living in severe poverty: Manchester, Tower Hamlets, Newham, Leicester and Westminster.
In these areas, severe child poverty is around twice the national average.
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