28 Mar 2019

Revealed: Over four million British children are living in poverty – 72% in working households

Social Affairs Editor and Presenter

Figures out today show that there are now more than four million children living in poverty in the UK. That’s an increase of half a million since 2012.

Although the government frequently boasts that we have record numbers of people in employment most of the children in poverty are living in working households.  Low pay, a squeeze on benefits and the high costs of renting a home are being blamed.