Child poverty

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has released Households below average income statistics showing the number of children who are living in poverty in the UK. Findings include: 4.1 million children are living in poverty, i.e. in households with an income of 60% or less than the median after housing costs; of which 2.8 million are in severe poverty, in households with an income of 50% or less than the median after housing costs.

Source: DWP  Date: 28 March 2019