41% Of Children In Bradford South Now Growing Up In Poverty

The TUC says 61,500 kids across Bradford MDC are living below the breadline.

The number of children in the South of Bradford growing up in poverty in working households now stands at 12,776, according to the latest figures released by End Child Poverty.

The most affected ward is Great Horton, with 50% of children living below the breadline.

The TUC’s own analysis shows that another 10,744 children are growing up in poverty across Yorkshire & the Humber compared to 2010.

The figures also reveal child poverty in Yorkshire working families rose to 217,571 in 2018.

TUC Regional Secretary Bill Adams said:

“No child in our region should be growing up in poverty. But many parents are struggling to feed and clothe their kids.

“The Conservatives’ cuts to in-work benefits have come at a terrible human cost. As too has their failure to tackle insecure work and get wages rising across the economy.

“We need a government focused on helping working families, not wealthy donors and hedge funds.”

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