Number of UK children living in poverty jumps by 200,000 in a year

Official data shows first increase, when including housing costs, since 2011-12, with 3.9 million living in relative poverty

The number of children living in poverty in the UK has jumped by 200,000 in a year, according to the latest official data.

There were 3.9 million children living in “relative poverty” in 2014-15, up from 3.7 million a year earlier, the figures from the Department for Work and Pensions show.

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