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Child poverty definition change 'put on hold'

The government has unveiled its strategy to end child poverty by 2020, although plans to change the way it is measured have been put on hold.

Nearly a quarter of all children in the UK live in poverty, according to the charity Child Poverty action - meaning they live in a household whose income is 60% below average earnings.

Proposals include childcare support, free school meals, fruit and vegetable vouchers and discounts on energy bills.

Michael Buchanan reports.

  • 27 Feb 2014
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