You don’t eliminate child poverty by redefining it, Mr Osborne

George Osborne has claimed child poverty has been reduced. It has not.

The way child poverty is currently measured means a child is considered to be in poverty if his or her family earns 60 per cent or less of average family income.

But average family income has fallen since the Conservatives took office in 2010.

So – without becoming wealthier – fewer families are now considered to be in poverty.

Not only that, but Gentleman Ranker Iain Duncan Smith is planning to change the way the UK measures child poverty, in order to claim that even fewer families are in poverty.

Meanwhile, increasing numbers of these children will be starving; their parents attending food banks or hospitals with malnutrition – an issue that is already being reported by the news media.

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2 Thoughts to “You don’t eliminate child poverty by redefining it, Mr Osborne”

  1. Tweeted @melissacade68

  2. Robert Fillies

    Shame on the whole Government, but they won’t care.

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