UK child poverty targets fall short

Simon Vevers
Wednesday, December 18, 2002

The Government is making progress in tackling child poverty but must make extra efforts to help the poorest families each year if it is to get anywhere near targets set for 2004. That is the blunt message from three reports published last week by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, all highlighting changes that have helped low-income families such as falling unemployment, better school results and improved housing conditions.

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