The Baptist, Methodist and United Reformed Churches have responded to the UK Government draft “Child Poverty Strategy”. The Child Poverty Act requires the government to update and publish its plan to end Child Poverty by 2020. This target was agreed by all parties and subsequently enshrined in law, however it now appears extremely unlikely that it will be met.
imagesThe Churches welcomed the government’s committment to eradicating Child Poverty, but questioned it’s credibility. The strategy sadly makes no reference to the fact that child poverty is now rising and that reputable forcasters predict it to rise substancially by the end of the decade.