Children: Poverty

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 29th January 2020.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many children in poverty lived in working households in each of the last five years.

Photo of Will Quince Will Quince The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

National statistics of the number of children in low income households are published annually in the “Households Below Average Income” publication.

Statistics for the number of children in working households in absolute low income, in each of the last five years, are available by combining tables 4.21ts and 4.2ts in the file “children-hbai-timeseries-1994-95-2017-18-tables” available in the link below.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/789816/hbai-2017-2018-tables-ods-files.zip

Statistics for the number of children in working households in relative low income, in each of the last five years, are available by combining tables 4.15ts and 4.2ts in the same file.

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