Viewpoint: How the other half now have to exist

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Child poverty figures have shone the spotlight on the frightening disparity between the quality of life for Sheffield’s youngsters, depending on where they live.

A family is classed as living in poverty if its income is less than 60 per cent of the national average income - £359 per week.

Deputy PM Nick Clegg’s Sheffield Hallam constituency had the least poor children in the country. In contrast to well off Hallam’s less than 5 per cent in poverty, Sheffield on the whole, is the 56th most deprived local authority in the country with over 24 per cent, or 27,000 children living in poverty.


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