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Shocking figures reveal 34% of children in Northfield are living in poverty

The End Child Poverty coalition has today published figures providing a new Child Poverty map of the UK. The figures reveal that more than half of all children in the UK’s very poorest areas are now growing up in poverty – compared to one in ten, in the areas with the lowest child poverty rates.

In Northfield 34% of children are living in poverty and four constituencies in Birmingham feature in the 25 areas with the highest levels of child poverty.

These figures should shame the Government. We are still one of the richest countries in the world but the increasing cost of living, stagnating wages and changes to the support available to families are having a big impact and the result is so many children growing up in poverty. Government policy choices have real effects and the Government must take urgent action to tackle these dreadful rates in child poverty.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jan/24/most-children-in-uks-poorest-areas-now-growing-up-in-poverty