Number of children in extreme poverty rises to 550,000

Joe Lepper
Wednesday, January 19, 2022

The number of children living in destitution has increased to 550,000, according to latest figures analysed by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Poverty rates are expected to increase over the next two years, the JRF warns. Picture: Adobe Stock
Poverty rates are expected to increase over the next two years, the JRF warns. Picture: Adobe Stock

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