Poorer children disproportionately affected by austerity measures, says UN
About time, although years overdue. ” Alison Garnham, chief executive of the Child Poverty Action Group, said: “This is a powerful report which catalogues recent cuts and welfare changes that ride roughshod over children’s rights. It reads as an indictment of the government’s failure to prioritise children in its decisions on social security.
“In the face of a projected 50% increase in child poverty by 2020, the committee sounds a strong warning: child poverty reduction targets must be reinstated and at the heart of the government’s forthcoming life chances strategy.”