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

6th richest country in the world fails the most vulnerable and powerless in its society – shameful.

Here is a picture of socialite Tamara Eccleston’s London home decorated for Halloween for her children:

“The number of children living in poverty will soar to a record 5.2 million over the next five years as government welfare cuts bite deepest on households with young families, a leading UK thinktank has said.

New research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies predicts an increase of more than a million in the number of children living in poverty, more than reversing all the progress made over the past 20 years.

The IFS said freezing benefits, the introduction of universal credit and less generous tax credits would mean a surge in child poverty and that the steepest increases would be in the most deprived parts of the country.

“Across all regions, relative child poverty is projected to increase markedly,” the IFS said. “The smallest increases are in the south, but even there relative child poverty is projected to rise by at least four percentage points. The northern regions, the Midlands, Wales and Northern Ireland are projected to see increases of at least eight percentage points.”

The report’s findings, which also predict a widening of the gap between rich and poor and four more years of weak income growth, pose a direct challenge to Theresa May, who arrived in Downing Street pledging to help those “just about managing”. …”

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/nov/02/child-poverty-britain-set-to-soar-to-new-record-ifs

One thought on ““Child poverty in Britain set to soar to new record, says thinktank”

  1. Theresa May is definitely helping those “just about managing”. She is helping them change category to “not just about managing” or even “destitute”.

    (Whilst helping her friends and Conservative Party donors – or sponsors or investors – get richer and richer.)

    If they stopped spending money on vanity projects like HS2 (which UK simply cannot afford) and taxed rich individuals and large corporations more fairly, UK Plc finances would be in a significantly better shape.

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