Number of children in poverty living in working households on the rise

New analysis by the Centre for Research in Social Policy shows inequalities in child poverty risks

An end to the additional support made available during the pandemic has driven up the number of children experiencing poverty to 4.2 million last year (29 per cent of all dependent children aged 0-19), with an increasing number living in working households.
Some 71 per cent of them live in households where at least one adult works, a rise of 6 percentage points since last year.
Lone parents in work especially are struggling with more than a quarter (26 per cent) of all children going through poverty being raised by an adult in full-time employment by the same measure.
There is a clear correlation between children in receipt of disability living allowance and the rate of child poverty at a local level. Additionally, in every region of the UK, children from Black or minoritised ethic communities are more at risk of being in poverty than those with white ethnicity.
Analysis carried out by CRSP for the End Child Poverty Coalition, also shows how children in larger families are significantly more likely to be experiencing poverty in England and Wales.

The full report can be read here