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The government has suffered a major defeat in the House of Lords over changing the way it measures child poverty.

Peers voted 290 to 198 to approved an amendment to the Welfare Reform bill which blocks Conservative plans to abolish income-related child poverty targets.

This means the government will have to continue publishing annual data on child poverty measured with reference to average household income.

Source: Government lose major House of Lords vote to redefine child poverty | UK Politics | News | The Independent

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