Laura Sharman 26 November 2019

No parties would reduce child poverty, warns think tank

No parties would reduce child poverty, warns think tank image

None of the party manifestos would reduce levels of child poverty, new research from the Resolution Foundation has found.

The report warns that plans by the Conservatives could increase child poverty to record highs, and even Labour’s £9bn extra spending would not be enough to see current rates fall despite 550,000 fewer children being in poverty.

The think tank warns the Conservatives would make no changes to existing welfare policy, which could see child poverty reaching a 60-year high of 34%.

Plans by Labour would halt this rise, but would not reverse the £5bn benefits freeze that could see more children living in poverty in 2023 than they do today.

Laura Gardiner, research director at the Resolution Foundation, said: ‘Against the backdrop of major cuts, the parties’ manifestos do offer big choices on social security.

‘Under the Conservatives little is set to change, and child poverty risks reaching a record high in the coming years. Labour and Liberal Democrat pledges to spend £9bn more would mean child poverty being over 500,000 lower than under Conservative plans. However, this would not do enough to see child poverty fall from today’s already high levels.’

SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Senior Database Administrator

Essex County Council
£42000 - £49422 per annum
Senior Database AdministratorPermanent, Full TimeUp to £49,422 per annumLocation
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Senior Commissioning Officer - Community Catalyst

Essex County Council
Up to £35026 per annum
Senior Commissioning Officer - Community CatalystFixed Term, Full TimeUp to £35,026 per annumLocation
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Resource Centre Worker

North Yorkshire County Council
£20,493 - £24,982 per annum, pro rata
We work closely with families and other professionals to ensure that we have sound knowledge of the children we are caring for and are able to... Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Recuriter: North Yorkshire County Council

Relationship Manager

iChoosr
Competitive
We are looking for an engaging and amiable professional with experience working for, or with, local authorities and an eye for detail. United Kingdom
Recuriter: iChoosr

Adults Service Manager - South

Essex County Council
£58727 - £66963 per annum
Adults Service Manager - SouthFixed Term, Full Time£58,727 - £66,963 per annumLocation
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

This issue of Public Property examines how how flexible workspaces can lead the way in regeneration for local authorities, Why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes and if the Government’s challenge of embracing beauty is an opportunity for communities.

The March issue also takes a closer look at Blackburn with Darwen Council's first digital health hub to help people gain control over health and care services.

Register for your free digital issue