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Report: Child Poverty Map of the UK 2013

7 March 2013 

report published by End Child Poverty presents a localised map of child poverty in the UK.

The report sets out the percentages of children living in poverty, by local authority and parliamentary constituency, for the East of England, East Midlands, London, North East, North West, South East, South West, West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. It found that: on average, one in five children in the UK are classified as below the poverty line, before housing costs; there are significant concentrations of child poverty, with between 50 per cent and 68 per cent of children in 69 local wards facing poverty; and the constituencies with the lowest levels of child poverty differ by a factor of almost ten in comparison with the highest. It recommends that local authorities should: protect families with children in decisions about local benefits; ensure that they are meeting their duties (in England) under the Child Poverty Act to publish a child poverty strategy; and ensure that child poverty is a priority for health and wellbeing boards in England. 

http://www.endchildpoverty.org.uk/images/ecp/130212%20ECP%20local%20report%20final(1).pdf

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