Child Poverty & The Cost of Living Crisis

Child poverty, including fuel poverty and food insecurity, are higher in the North than the rest of England and minority ethnicity families, families with younger children, families in which someone is living with a disability, renters, larger families and lone parents, are all more likely to be going without, falling behind with essential bills, or taking on debt as living costs rise, reflecting real harm and suffering.

Children of the North are more likely to live in poverty than the rest of England, and increasingly so as living costs rise. This situation is not inevitable. Historical child poverty trends in the North and recent declines during the pandemic across the UK show that policy can work. Yet progress has rapidly been undone.

Read more on the latest findings from APPG Child of the North.