Rising costs and in-work benefit cuts mean child poverty remains high in London and other citiesDate Posted: 08 November 2016
End Child Poverty statistics published today provide a bleak picture for hundreds of thousands of children in London and show what particular challenge it is to solve child poverty in the capital.
New figures by the End Child Poverty coalition show that levels of child poverty are highest in the large cities, particularly in London, Birmingham and Manchester. London’s prevalence in the statistics continues, with four of the five UK local authorities with the worst rates of child poverty are in the capital. Tower Hamlets has the highest rate of child poverty of any council in the UK, at 43.5 per cent, while Poplar and Limehouse is the parliamentary constituency with London’s highest rate of child poverty rate at 43.7 per cent, and third highest in the country.