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Child Poverty: How the Parties compare

November 27, 2019 9:50 AM


The Resolution Foundation have conducted a review of manifesto commitments and have concluded the Liberal Democrat social security pledges are more progressive than Labour's and would see 600,000 fewer children in poverty than there would be under Conservative plans.

For a rich country the conclusions are depressing. Child poverty is recognised as a major cause of under-performance at school and the fact that so much human potential is lost is a disgrace. Under the Conservative plans relative child poverty would reach a 60-year high of 34% by 2023-4, the think tank said.

The BBC have the full story by clicking here https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-50554214