Millions of British children in poverty since 2010

The Guardian May 14, 2024, 08:00 AM UTC

Summary: Since 2010, 3.4 million of Britain's 4.3 million children live in poverty due to austerity measures. Child benefit is now 20% less, and 56% of universal credit recipients have been affected. Austerity's impact includes 145,800 children in temporary accommodation and dental decay as a common reason for hospital admission. Urgent action is needed to address poverty, with proposals to raise £2bn and upskill low-paid workers.

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