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Child poverty strategy, 05/04/11 [E/NI/S/W]

The UK Government has published its strategy for child poverty setting out a new approach to tackling poverty for this Parliament and up to 2020.

It is set against the backdrop of the Child Poverty Act 2010, which established income targets for 2020 and a duty to minimise socio-economic disadvantage. This strategy meets the requirement to set out the proposed measures to make progress between 2011 and 2014.

Some child poverty strategy indicators apply on to England and Wales and others cover the UK and are broken down by region.

Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, said:

"Our strategy will protect the most vulnerable and reform welfare to make work pay and help those who are struggling to enter the labour market. For those who are able to work, we will provide help to get the best outcomes for them and their families”.

For full details see A New Approach to Child Poverty: Tackling the Causes of Disadvantage and Transforming Families’ Lives which is available from the Department of Education website.

Further Information

A New Approach to Child Poverty: Tackling the Causes of Disadvantage and Transforming Families’ Lives
House of Commons Hansard 5 April 2011