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Child Poverty Act 2010

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All reference to 'Parts' and 'sections' are from the Child Poverty Act 2010. For other versions of these Explanatory Notes, see More Resources.

  1. Introduction

  2. Background

  3. Summary

  4. Territorial Extent

  5. Commentary on Sections and Schedules

    1. Part 1 – National Targets, Strategies and Reports (Sections 1 to 18)

      1. Section 1: The 2010 target

      2. Section 2: Duty of Secretary of State to ensure that targets are met

      3. Section 3: The relative low income target

      4. Section 4: The combined low income and material deprivation target

      5. Section 5: The absolute low income target

      6. Section 6: The persistent poverty target

      7. Section 7: Interpretation of terms used in relation to targets

      8. Section 8: The Child Poverty Commission

      9. Section 9: UK strategies

      10. Section 10: Provision of advice by Commission and consultation with others

      11. Section 11: Scottish strategies

      12. Section 12: Northern Ireland strategies

      13. Section 13: Advice and consultation: Scotland and Northern Ireland

      14. Section 14: Reports by Secretary of State

      15. Section 15: Statement required in relation to target year

      16. Section 16: Economic and fiscal circumstances

      17. Section 17: Continuing effect of targets after target year

      18. Section 18: Interpretation of Part 1


      1. Section 19: Responsible local authorities

      2. Section 20: Partner authorities

      3. Section 21: Co-operation to reduce child poverty in local area

      4. Section 22: Local child poverty needs assessment

      5. Section 23: Joint child poverty strategy for local area

      6. Section 24: Sustainable community strategy

      7. Section 25: Meaning of “child poverty” in Part 2

    3. Part 3 – MISCELLANEOUS AND GENERAL (Sections 26 to 32)

      1. Section 26: Free School lunches and milk

      2. Section 27: General Interpretation

    4. Schedule 1: The Child Poverty Commission

    5. Schedule 2: Continuing effect of targets after target year

  6. Commencement Dates

  7. Hansard References

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