World economy: 50% of UK children affected by poverty - Report
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World economy: 50% of UK children affected by poverty - Report

Child poverty is fast becoming a trend in some of the disadvantaged parts of Britain with a combination of high rents and cuts in benefits.

Charities say those economic disadvantages are making children in those areas live a life below what is expected of normal living, Guardian UK reports.

The End Child Poverty coalition recently said that if the government does not do anything to deal with the situation, the entire deprived areas could be lost to rising poverty.

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It was gathered that about 500,000 were in poverty when compared to what the situation was in 2010, and poverty has been growing ever since.

“In many areas growing up in poverty is not the exception, it’s the rule, with more children expected to get swept up in poverty in the coming years, with serious consequences for their life chances,” said Anna Feuchtwang, the chair of coalition said.

The coalition therefore called on ministers to come up with an efficient poverty-tackling measure that build the link inflation and scrapping the two-child limit on child allowances on tax credits.

Poplar and Limehouse in East London is the constituency facing poverty at the level of 41, while Tower Hamlets council in East London has the highest at 56.7%.

Blackburn has a 50% poverty rate where half of the children there are living below bread line.

Other areas with bad child poverty rates are:

- Newham

- Hackney

- Islington

- Westmisniter

- Luton

- Manchester

- Pendle

- Peterborough

Infographics showing UK child poverty rate. Source: Guardian

Infographics showing UK child poverty rate. Source: Guardian
Source: UGC

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a report by WFP showed that developed countries have the world’s most cheapest food around the world with their citizens spending just a tiny bit of their income on food. However, the underdeveloped countries are not so lucky.

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