The Government has responded to a report by Save the Children, which has found that a third of children in Yorkshire and the Humber and a quarter of children in the East Midlands, which includes Lincolnshire.
A spokesperson said: "Despite £150bn being poured into benefits and tax credits over the last decade, the previous Government's approach to tackling child poverty has failed with the UK missing its own 2010 child poverty targets.
The Government remains committed to eradicating child poverty, but we want to take a new approach by tackling the root causes including worklessness, educational failure and family breakdown.
And our welfare reforms will improve the lives of some of the poorest families in our communities, with the Universal Credit simplifying the complex myriad of benefits and lifting 350,000 children and 550,000 adults out of poverty"
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