More than half of children now living in poverty in some parts of the UK
14.2 million people in the UK population are in poverty. That includes 4.5 million children, 8.4 million working-age adults, and 1.4 million pension-age adults. 7.7 million people live in persistent poverty. Almost half (6.9 million) of those trapped in poverty are living in families with a person with disabilities.