ePetition - Addressing children in poverty in Brighton and Hove
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Addressing children in poverty in Brighton and Hove
More than 10,000 children in poverty in Brighton and Hove families were already on a precarious position before the coronavirus pandemic. Research combined recent figures from the Department for Work and Pensions with local housing costs to produce new estimates for low-income families – those earning less than 60% of the median income. The analysis shows 12,919 children living in low-income families in Brighton and Hove in 2018-19. This means 28.4% of all those aged 16 and under are living in poverty. These figures show unacceptably high levels of child poverty in our city. We must not normalise child poverty. Understand the impact of reforms on children where many other vulnerable groups are protected somewhat from the programmes of welfare reform, children remain vulnerable to its effects. Understanding the impacts of these reforms on children should help inform policies and encourage thinking about how to mitigate these effects.
Started by: Bruno DeOliveira
This ePetition ran from 22/10/2020 to 20/01/2021 and has now finished.
34 people signed this ePetition.
The petition will be presented to the P&R Committee on the 21 January 2021