Rt Revd David Urquhart
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Bishop of Birmingham David Urquhart starts poverty inquiry

The Bishop of Birmingham is spearheading an inquiry into the causes of poverty in Birmingham.

Government figures suggest 35% of children in the city live in poverty - defined as households earning less than 60% of the median UK family income.

In the Nechells area, 50% of children live in poverty and NHS figures suggest people there die younger.

The Rt Revd David Urquhart said he hoped the project would generate practical ideas to combat the problem.