Cuts 'will hit 600,000 children'

Press Association
Child with a piggy bank
Child with a piggy bank

More than half a million more children will be tipped into poverty by 2015 due to Government spending cuts and tax and benefit changes, a report has warned.

The report, published by the Office of the Children's Commissioner for England, argues that economic measures will hit families with children the hardest, resulting in another 600,000 children living in poverty over the next two years. It said its findings mean that the Government is at risk of not meeting its obligations to children and young people.