In response to the Government's white paper on levelling up

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Copyright Laura McCulskey

The focus on living standards ignores the elephant in the room: child poverty

The focus on living standards ignores the elephant in the room: child poverty, where the evidence shows that work still isn’t the lifeline it should be. If children are living in households where they can’t afford the basics like food, clothing or heating, they aren’t going to be able to have the best outcomes.

Investment is needed across the country and not only in selected areas.

Children need the government to be more ambitious for them than improving their English and maths results. We want the government to seize this moment to improve not just transport, infrastructure and economic productivity, but to prove their commitment to the true meaning of levelling up and level up hope and opportunity for children and young people by 2030.

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