Q: What’s Good About Life in Fareham?
A: ONLY 19% of our local children are living in poverty.
We have nearly 20,000 children living in our area
According to the Children’s Society, child poverty affects over 3,700 of children in Fareham
Why would anyone think that’s good?
Because 19% is nowhere near as bad as other places?
The UK average is 30%. That’s 4,000,000 children
The Resolution Foundation, an independent think-tank, has released a report on child poverty. You can find this here.
It found that our policies would mean 600,000 fewer children in poverty by 2023-24.
This makes ours the most progressive policies of the three main parties.
That’s not all the report found. Child poverty risks reaching a record high under Conservative plans. It is a damning indictment of the Tories’ heartless welfare policy.
As the Resolution Foundation recognises, we have the most progressive policies here. We would scrap the cruel two-child limit, benefit cap and bedroom tax. We would also invest in free school meals and childcare for millions of families.
Have a Warm and Happy Christmas