A million more UK children in poverty than in …

A million more UK children in poverty than in 2010 – study:

cocainesocialist:

The number of children growing up in poverty in working households will be a million higher than in 2010, a new study has found.

Research for the TUC estimates that 3.1 million children with working parents will be below the official breadline this year.

About 600,000 children with working parents have been pushed into poverty because of the government’s benefit cuts and public sector pay restrictions, according to the report by the consultancy Landman Economics. The east Midlands will have the biggest increase in child poverty among working families, followed by the West Midlands and Northern Ireland, the research found.