Moussa Haddad's blog

The government’s child poverty strategy needs to be more child-focused, more poverty-focused, and more strategic

This week, the official consultation closed on, potentially, the Coalition’s most important social policy objective– the new child poverty strategy.

Running from 2014-17, the draft strategy covers  the critical period during which we’d expect to see a big push to meet the statutory target to end child poverty by 2020 – especially given Iain Duncan Smith’s recent reaffirmation that he both remains committed to the target, and expects it to be met.