David Cameron Discusses Changing Child Poverty Target

David Cameron has started work on changing the definition child poverty as new figures are set to show the first increase in the number of poor children in poor households in a decade.
Under the current definition, a child is considered to be in poverty if it lives in a household where the total income is 60 per cent of the national average.
The Tories’ manifesto commits the Government “to eliminate child poverty and introduce better measures to drive real change in children’s lives, by recognising the root causes of poverty: entrenched worklessness, family breakdown, problem debt, and drug and alcohol dependency."



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