The Guardian has reported that:
The government has officially admitted it is unlikely to meet its target of halving child poverty by 2010.
As Larry Elliot in the same paper says:
It says something about political debate in Britain that raising half a million children above the poverty line should be seen as less important than taxing the small change of 15,000 non-doms.
And, as I showed, this is a choice that has been made. The cost of relieving child poverty is now estimated at £3.4 billion. Abolishing the domicile rule, allowing for all those likely to leave would raise £4.3 billion.
It's a very sorry choice the government has made.