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Of the £950 million provided for additional support with child care, only £200 million will go to low to middle income families on Tax Credits or Universal Credit.
The UK government's childcare voucher proposals will not help those most in need in the midst of huge further cuts the chancellor is planning, say critics.
Welfare and tax changes and low wage growth will leave the majority of UK children living in families below the breadline by 2015, says the TUC.
One in five British children are living below the poverty line, with almost half under the threshold in some areas, according to new research.
The Children’s Society and 38 Degrees have joined forces to call on the government to make free school meals available to all children in poverty.
Four major British churches have criticised government proposals for a new way of measuring child poverty in the UK, which they say masks the problem.
During the past week, the views of Conservative MP Anna Soubry combined with the Tesco 'horseburgers' scandal to provide a cautionary tale about the food environment of Britain in 2013.
The chief executive of the Children's Society says that the Welfare Benefits Uprating Bill will make life much harder for millions of people.
A new report published by the TUC says families with two children will be over £1,000 worse off by the end of 2015 due to the freezing and capping of child benefit.
Shocking statistics from the End Child Poverty campaign show that nearly 60 per cent of children living in poverty have at least one parent who works.