Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has released for consultation the Government's draft strategy to tackle child poverty over the next three years.
The strategy reiterates the Government's commitment to end child poverty by 2020 and promises to "tackle poverty at its source".
The new document lists a range of existing policies which might help children living in poverty, including:
- Reforming the welfare system through Universal Credit
- Providing free school meals for all infant school children from September 2014
- Cutting tax for 25 million people by increasing the personal tax allowance and cutting income tax for those on the minimum wage by almost two thirds
- Reducing water costs by capping water bills of low-income families with three or more children on a water meter
- Reducing fuel costs by reducing the typical energy bill next year by around £50 on average
More top news
Two police officers face a gross misconduct hearing after stopping at McDonald's before attending an emergency call for a suicidal woman.
International Development Secretary, Priti Patel, urged the rest of the world to 'act now' to help millions of people at risk of starvation.
Nail-biting footage of two thrill seekers climbing to the top of One Canada Square in London's Canary Wharf has emerged online.