- There are an estimated 3.5 million children living in poverty in the UK - 1.6 million in severe poverty.
- This shocking figure is expected to rise by 400,000 by 2015.
- A lack of jobs, stagnating wages, increased living costs and spending cuts are placing enormous pressure on families up and down the UK.
Save the Children's historic UK campaign raises political questions about the impact of the Government's decisions on the poorest.
Save the Children launches its first campaign targeted at the UK, saying Britain's children are bearing the greatest burden of the recession