London Assembly says gov must act now to end child poverty

Poverty statistics are soaring in the capital with the divide between the rich and poor ever widening. One in three children here are now growing up in poverty. Plans have been put in place to ensure no child goes hungry at school- but still thousands are falling through the gaps. The London Assembly wants the government to act now. Shadia Edwards-Dashti spoke with Marina Ahmad, chair of the London Assembly Economic Committee who said last week’s budget fell far short of alleviating the crisis as well as explaining the impacts poverty has on a child’s crucial years.

Ben Ervine 13th March 2024

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