Government vows to tackle child poverty

The Government has announced controversial plans to tackle child poverty. They want to move away from the previous Labour government's focus on relative household income as an indicator of child poverty and use a "multidimensional" measure.

ITV News Correspondent Sally Biddulph reports:

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New child poverty measures

Iain Duncan Smith will seek to reassure critics that he is committed to ending child poverty but insist that "meaningful and accurate" measures must replace "arbitrary" household income targets.