CUF's Response to the Child Poverty Measurement Consultation

CUF's Response to the Child Poverty Measurement Consultation

February 2013

Church Urban Fund has submitted its response to the government consultation on measuring child poverty. 

In summary:

  • We support the use of a range of indicators to measure the different dimensions of child poverty, only where these are not aggregated into an index and where they complement the four income-based measures set out in the Child Poverty Act 2010.
     
  • We have serious concerns about the lack of effective transparency inevitable in any composite index, even where the underlying indicators that would comprise such a composite index are published separately.