Child poverty in Britain set to soar to new record, says thinktank

07 Nov 2017
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The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has warned that the number of children living in relative poverty could rise to a record 5.2m in the next 5 years, that’s 37% of all children.

“By 2021-22, the IFS expects 37% of children to be living in relative poverty – defined as a household where the income is less than 60% of the UK median – after housing costs have been taken into account. The thinktank said this was the highest percentage since modern records began in 1961.”

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