In order to keep up with rises in costs of living by 2020, this would need to rise to around £267 per week.
Their actual 2020 income would be expected to be around £214 per week.
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The new school year is underway after the long summer break. Most parents will have faced significant costs in recent weeks, from holiday childcare to new school uniforms.
But to what extent are different families able to meet those costs?The latest report in our annual Cost of a Child series finds that the overall cost of a child up to age 18 (including rent and childcare) is £185,000 for lone parents (up 19% since 2012) and £151,000 for couples (up 5.5% since 2012).The gap between lone parents’ actual income and what they need to meet family needs has grown sharply. (2007), "Child poverty and child well‐being in Europe", Journal of Children's Services, Vol. https://doi.org/10.1108/17466660200700003 Download as . This trend of rising child poverty is of serious concern, especially in the context of rising inflation – with costs of living now expected to rise by around 4% in the coming year.End Child Poverty’s ‘Feeling the pinch’ report found that overall prices are expected to rise by around 35% between 20, whereas Child Benefit, a key form of support for families with children, is expected to rise by just 2% over the same period.Families are really feeling the pinch – and these figures confirm that the government needs to do more to support families on a low income.End Child Poverty calls for urgent action to turn the tide on child poverty.A new report from CPAG in Scotland’s Early Warning System suggests for some parents and childcare providers claiming universal credit childcare costs may be not be entirely straightforward.Ben Lomas is the Member of Youth Parliament for St Helens.