The Conservative government wants to redefine definitions of child poverty, but campaigners accuse them of merely shifting the goalposts
Are the Tories in denial of child poverty?
Campaigners have reacted with disbelief this week as work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith said he would redefine child poverty.
Currently, a child is being defined as being poor when he or she lives in a household with an income below 60% of the UK's average.
But Duncan Smith says this measure is overly simplistic and the country had become "obsessed by targets".
Instead the government will develop a range of other indicators to measure its causes, including family breakdown, debt, drug and alcohol dependency, employment and educational attainment.
Critics say this is effectively shifting the goalposts and that no matter how you define poverty, the problems it causes will still exist.
What do you think? Are the Tories in denial of child poverty?