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More than 1 in 4 children are growing up in poverty

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The Cost of a Child in 2019

04 September 2019
The latest report in our annual Cost of a Child series finds that the overall cost of a child up to age 18 (including rent and childcare) is £185,000 for lone parents (up 19% since 2012) and £151,000 for couples (up 5.5% since 2012). The gap between lone parents’ actual income and what they need to meet family needs has grown sharply.

Living Hand to Mouth now free to access

03 September 2019
Thanks to funding from UCL Innovation and Enterprise’s Knowledge Exchange and Innovation Fund, supported by HEIF, Living Hand to Mouth is now available to download and read for free. 

Child poverty facts and figures

4.1 million
children live in poverty in the UK
47%
of children living in lone-parent families are in poverty
70%
of children growing up in poverty live in working families
5.2 million
children expected to be in poverty by 2022
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How can we end child poverty?

Child poverty is not inevitable. With the right action to address the causes of child poverty, we can end it.

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