In this section you will find details of the official measures used to monitor child poverty in the UK under the Child Poverty Act and (below) those adopted by the European Union to measure poverty in member countries.
The Child Poverty Act
In 2010, the Labour Government passed with all party support, the Child Poverty Act (2010). This act incorporated, for the first time, official measures of child poverty and included targets to be met by 2020. There were four measures: