Children in poverty soares under Tory policies
Analysis by the TUC of HBAI (Households below average income) data reveals child poverty in working families rose to 2.9 million in 2018 – an increase of 38% since 2010 when the Tory and Liberal Democrat coalition came to power.
“The number of children growing up in poverty in working households has risen by 800,000 since 2010, when the Tory and Liberal Democrat coalition came to power.
The analysis reveals that child poverty in working families rose to 2.9 million in 2018 – an increase of 38% since the start of the decade.
In 2010, 1 in 5 children in working households were growing up in poverty. By 2018 this had increased to 1 in 4.”
In an article in The London Economic Ben Gelblum states that more than 485,000 children in working households have been pushed below the breadline as a direct result of the government’s in-work benefit cuts.
The proportion of children in poverty in working households has risen dramatically since 2010 with Scotland,y 2018, showing a rise of 15.1% – the lowest rise in the nations and regions of the UK