Why the Government must keep reporting on child poverty

On Monday 25th January, the House of Lords will debate the Welfare Reform and Work Bill, which includes clauses to repeal the current Child Poverty Act and the associated child poverty measures and targets, and instead report on educational achievement at Key Stage 4 (GCSEs) and workless households. While we recognise that these are important factors related to poverty, the Government mustn’t ignore the central importance of income. You can read our briefing for the House of Lords Report stage below.

End Child Poverty Report Stage Briefing