Child poverty risk in the UK

Public spending cuts could undo all the work done in the UK to tackle child poverty over the last 15 years, an international think tank has warned.The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has published its first ever report on family well being, which looks at investment levels in 30 different countries.

The report found that UK was one of the biggest investors in families between 2003 and 2007 and had made great strides to tackle child poverty.'Early-years spending rose substantially, driven by new cash supports for children around birth and increased investment on childcare services,' said report author, Dominic Richardson.

But he added that progress has now 'stalled' and that long-term projects to help families and combat poverty need to be protected.








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