Centre for Research in Social Policy

School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences


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The trend of rising child poverty towards record levels is now beyond dispute

In 1999, Tony Blair promised to abolish child poverty by 2020. In that year, 3.3 million children were in poverty on the government’s preferred measure. By 2010, this was down by a million, after the longest sustained fall in child poverty ever recorded. Today’s poverty figures show the reversal of that trend accelerating. By 2017/18, […]

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