Editorial: child poverty strategy must tackle current headwinds

Issue 147 (Winter 2014)

As Poverty goes to press, we have not yet had sight of the government’s next three-year child poverty strategy that it is obliged to produce under the terms of the Child Poverty Act 2010. As the strategy must be laid before parliament by early April, the window for consultation is slowly closing, and opportunities for interested parties to influence the plan become more limited every day. But the delay is perhaps unsurprising – for how can a government that is presiding over a set of policies projected to impoverish an additional 450,000 children over the course of this parliament not find the exercise anything but a challenge?

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