Commenting on new child poverty statistics, Labour’s London Assembly Economic spokesperson Fiona Twycross AM said:
“These figures make it clear that the Government is failing on its duty to eradicate child poverty by 2020. For many low income families the struggle to make ends meet has been exacerbated by the Government’s cuts and London’s ever increasing housing costs.
“Scandalously four in ten London children currently live in poverty with more families than ever relying on food banks. Government should be focused on eradicating child poverty not threating another £12bn of welfare cuts which will only make it worse. The answer is to fix the problem, not gerrymander the definition of child poverty.”