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Child poverty definition change 'put on hold'

27 February 2014 Last updated at 14:20 GMT

The government has unveiled its strategy to end child poverty by 2020, although plans to change the way it is measured have been put on hold.

Nearly a quarter of all children in the UK live in poverty, according to the charity Child Poverty action - meaning they live in a household whose income is 60% below average earnings.

Proposals include childcare support, free school meals, fruit and vegetable vouchers and discounts on energy bills.

Michael Buchanan reports.

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