Campaign says 16 per cent of Maidenhead children living in poverty

Campaign says 16 per cent of Maidenhead children living in poverty

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Campaign says 16 per cent of Maidenhead children living in poverty

Sixteen per cent of children in Maidenhead are living in poverty, according to figures released today by a child poverty campaign.

The Campaign to End Child Poverty recorded the amount as part of a child poverty map of the UK and South-east.

The campaign also said the child poverty rate in Windsor was more than 10 per cent, in Slough the figure was 25 per cent, and in South Bucks it was 11 per cent.

Enver Solomon, chairman of the campaign, said the map reveals the 'depth and breadth' of child poverty across the country.

But he added the levels of deprivation in the South-east are not as high as other parts of the country.

He said: "There are still far too many children whose parents are struggling to make a living and are having to go hungry and miss out on the essentials of a decent childhood."

The reports says children are classified as being in poverty if they live in families in receipt of out-of-work benefits or in-work tax credits where their reported income is less than 60 per cent of median income.

More than 10 per cent of Windsor children living in poverty

Campaign reveals 25 per cent of Slough children living in poverty

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