Commenting on a report published today (Wednesday) by the End Child Poverty coalition, which maps out the local impacts of national increases in child poverty, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
“Child poverty has been pushed up by cuts to support for families, and by falling real wages for nurses, teachers and our other amazing frontline workers. Now the coronavirus outbreak risks plunging many more children into poverty.
“We need the right economic plan for recovery. The government must get wages rising again and provide a proper safety net to keep all children out of poverty.”