Figures released towards the end of January by the End Child Poverty Coalition have shown that one child out of every four is living in poverty in Carshalton and Wallington.
The new figures reveal that there are now constituencies within the UK where more than half of children are growing up in poverty – compared to one in ten, in the areas with the lowest child poverty rates. As price increases risk pushing larger numbers of children below the poverty line, the End Child Poverty coalition is calling on the Chancellor to end the freeze on children’s benefits.
Commenting on the figures Tom Brake MP said:
“It’s a scandal that in one of the wealthiest countries in the world one in four children in our community are living below the poverty line.”
You can find the Child Poverty map here: www.endchildpoverty.org.uk