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Poverty: Children

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN HL13111, tabled on 24 January 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest estimate of the number of children living in poverty in the UK.

Answered on

28 January 2019

In 2016/17 there were 2.2 million children in absolute low income on a before housing costs basis – 300,000 lower than 2010 and a record low. National statistics on the number of children in relative and absolute low incomes, before and after housing costs, are published annually in the “Households Below Average Income” publication.