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Child poverty rate in Maidenhead among lowest in UK

Child poverty rate in Maidenhead among lowest in UK

The percentage of children in poverty in Maidenhead is among the lowest in the country, according to a new report.

A study by campaign group End Child Poverty found 13.2 per cent of children in the Maidenhead parliamentary constituency were considered to be in poverty in 2015 compared to a UK average of 29 per cent.

It puts it among the 20 constituencies with the lowest percentage of children in poverty.

The report is based on children whose family income is less than 60 per cent of the median average after housing costs, with further adjustments made for out-of-work households.

It found three-and-a-half million children were living in poverty in the UK, with Ladywood in Birmingham having the highest percentage with 47.3 per cent.

It found 380,000 children were living in poverty in the South-east — more than one in five.

In Slough, more than a quarter of children (26.97 per cent) are defined as being in poverty, while for Windsor the figure is 15.03 per cent.

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