All Kids Count: new campaign
Date: 6th January 2016
Category: Child poverty
The UK government plans to give up on its own targets to end child poverty. The Welfare Reform and Work Bill will scrap the child poverty targets and introduce new measures of 'life chances' instead, including worklessness and educational attainment.
The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) have launched a new campaign with Rebecca, a mum of two who describes how, despite her and her husband both working full-time, they still struggle. She's started a petition asking the House of Lords to hold the government to account on child poverty. Nearly 50,000 people have signed the petition, you can also do so below.