New research published by the by the parenting website Netmums and the child welfare charity Kids Company has estimated that two children in every school class are going hungry because their parents fail to provide proper meals.
The number of cases of child poverty will increase by 6,000 next year as a result of changes to the tax and benefits system, the Welsh government estimates.
Charities report highlights Wales ‘transport poverty’ as a million struggle to run cars or afford public transportDate Posted: 27/02/2012
MORE than a million people in Wales are slipping into “transport poverty” and struggle to afford running cars or use public transport, a coalition of leading charities warned today.
I think there's something significant missing from the commentary on this week's employment statistics. That's the fact that underemployment isn't new, and isn’t just a feature of the 2008-onwards crash.
A children's charity has warned that the Welsh government could miss its own target of eradicating child poverty by 2020.
Falling incomes will mean the biggest drop for middle-income families since the 1970s - and will push 600,000 more children into poverty, says a report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).
The last month has been dominated by the parliamentary debate about welfare reform, and it has been tempting to see this as – finally – a big and public debate about poverty.
Britain's unemployment rate has remained at its highest level since 1995 – 8.4% – as the flatlining economy takes its toll on the labour market.
The UK's children's commissioners are warning that child poverty could rise as the UK tackles its economic problems.
The CBI expects today’s unemployment figures to show a rise for 16 to 24 year-olds.