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Thursday, 21 February 2013
Living below the poverty line
A new map of deprivation in Britain shows that almost half of children in dozens of boroughs are living in poverty. The map, which is published by a coalition of children’s charities, reveals the disparity in poverty rates across the country and within regions. Tower Hamlets emerges as the local authority with the highest rate of poverty at 42%, followed by Manchester (38%), Middlesbrough (37%) and Derry (35%).
By contrast the Isles of Scilly and South Northamptonshire have rates below 5%, while Harborough, Rutland and Rushcliffe have rates of 5%.