Child poverty in UK could hit record levels within three years, report warns

The majority of children in single-parent families could also be living in poverty within three years

From article by Ales Finnis, 20/2/2019 in i news: Child poverty is at risk of hitting record levels, a new study suggests, with 37 per cent of children expected to be living in relative poverty by the end of the current Parliament in 2022.

- Incomes of working-age households not expected to increase

- Proportion of parents living in poverty also predicted to hit record high

The majority of children in single-parent families, and those in families with more than two children, could also be living in poverty within three years, according to the latest report from the Resolution Foundation, a think tank that focuses on raising living standards.

The report from the think tank blames stagnating living standards for the rise in child poverty. Incomes of typical working-age households are not forecast to increase materially over the next two years...

Read the article: https://inews.co.uk/news/uk/child-poverty-uk-levels-record-resolution-foundation-report/