Government lose major House of Lords vote to redefine child poverty

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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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7 thoughts on “Government lose major House of Lords vote to redefine child poverty

  1. shaun

    Well. a Conservative packed House of Lords reject Conservative legislative/parliamentary amendments sent up from the House of Commons! How far to the right does that make the corporate funded Tory parliamentary party?
    shaunt

  2. amnesiaclinic

    Watch out, House of Lords, there will be some pay-back for this.

    A government tantrum on the horizon!

    Good that they have done something right.

    Will cost them though.

  3. Dez

    Well maybe these guys have got some integrity over these bunch of wolves running amok with uk democracy. This will only hasten their days once the nazi party import some of their yes men to outnumber them and take over the world

  4. Tony Dean

    Shock horror, I actually agree with Iain Duncan Smith that below 60% of median earnings is past it’s sell by date as a measure of poverty. BUT I have very different reasons to IDS because that results in too low a figure.
    There should be a real world regularly updated measure of poverty.

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