New child poverty data reveals true extent of levelling up challenge

More than half of children living in some constituencies are living in poverty after housing costs are factored in. Highest rates of child poverty in London and Birmingham Sharpest increases in child poverty in Midlands and northern cities. Local authority and constituency data available below.   Child poverty has risen most sharply in parts of […]


PM’s use of child poverty statistics ‘selective, inaccurate and misleading’   The End Child Poverty coalition’s complaint about the misleading use of child poverty statistics on three separate occasions by the PM[1] has been scrutinised by the Statistics Authority’s Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) and they have written to End Child Poverty stating they reach […]

Children in poverty invisible as Chancellor misses opportunity to put them at the heart of economic recovery

The End Child Poverty coalition is disappointed that in his statement today the Chancellor has not included the 4.2 million children growing up in poverty in his plans for economic recovery.   Campaigners had hoped for significant measures to prevent the pandemic pulling families further into poverty and pulling yet more children below the poverty […]