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CHILD POVERTY ACT 2010

UK Public General Acts

Version 16/05/2016

2010 CHAPTER 9

Default Geographical Extent: E+W+S+N.I.


  • [F2 PART A1. LIFE CHANCES
    • Children: reporting obligations
    • Social Mobility Commission
  • Part 1. [F4 Strategies: Northern Ireland]
    • Targets relating to child poverty
    • Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission
    • Strategies: duties of Secretary of State
    • Strategies: duties of F6 ... relevant Northern Ireland department
    • Reports by Secretary of State
    • Economic and fiscal circumstances
    • Continuing effect of targets after target year
    • Supplementary
  • Part 2 (E+W). Duties of local authorities and other bodies in England
  • Part 3. Miscellaneous and General
    • Free school lunches and milk (E+W)
    • General
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  • Version 25/03/2010

Introductory Text

[F1Life Chances Act 2010]

2010 CHAPTER 9

An Act to set targets relating to the eradication of child poverty, and to make other provision about child poverty.

[25th March 2010]

Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F1 Act: "The Child Poverty Act 2010 may be cited as the Life Chances Act 2010" (16.5.2016) by virtue of Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 (c. 7), ss. 7(12), 36(2)(d)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1 Act transfer of functions (8.5.2016) by The Departments (Transfer of Functions) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016 (S.R. 2016/76), art. 1(2), Sch. 1 Pt. 2 (with art. 9(2))


[F2 PART A1
LIFE CHANCES



Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F2 Pt. A1 inserted (16.5.2016) by Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 (c. 7), ss. 5, 36(2)(d)


Children: reporting obligations


A1A Workless households and educational attainment

(1) The Secretary of State must publish and lay before Parliament a report containing data on—

(a) children living in workless households in England;
(b) children living in long-term workless households in England;
(c) the educational attainment of children in England at the end of Key Stage 4;
(d) the educational attainment of disadvantaged children in England at the end of Key Stage 4.
(2) The report must set out how the Secretary of State has interpreted the following terms for the purposes of the report—

(a) child;
(b) household;
(c) worklessness;
(d) long-term worklessness;
(e) educational attainment;
(f) disadvantage.
(3) The data contained in the report, and the provision about how the terms used in it are to be interpreted, must, so far as practicable, be derived from any relevant official statistics.

(4) The first report must be published before the end of the financial year ending with 31 March 2017.

(5) Later reports must be published before the end of each subsequent financial year.

(6) In this section— “Key Stage 4” means the fourth key stage, within the meaning of Part 6 of the Education Act 2002; “official statistics” has the meaning given by section 6(1) of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007.]

[F3 Social Mobility Commission


Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F3 Ss. A1B, A1C and cross-heading inserted (16.5.2016) by Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 (c. 7), ss. 6(1), 36(2)(d)


A1B Social Mobility Commission

(1) The body established by section 8 of this Act continues in existence.

(2) On and after the commencement date the body is to be called the Social Mobility Commission (in this Act referred to as “ the Commission ”).

(3) “The commencement date” is the date on which section 6 of the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 comes into force.

(4) The Commission’s functions are those conferred on it by or under this Act.

(5) Schedule 1 contains further provision about the Commission .

A1C Promotion of social mobility, advice and reports

(1) The Commission must promote social mobility in England.

(2) The Commission must on request give advice to a Minister of the Crown about how to improve social mobility in England.

(3) Advice given under subsection (2) must be published.

(4) The Commission must publish a report setting out its views on the progress made towards improving social mobility in the United Kingdom.

(5) The report must also describe, in the case of a report made after the appointed day for Northern Ireland, the measures taken by the Northern Ireland departments in accordance with a Northern Ireland strategy.

(6) The report may be published as one or more documents as a Minister of the Crown may direct.

(7) The first report must be published before the end of the financial year ending with 31 March 2017.

(8) Later reports must be published before the end of each subsequent financial year.

(9) A Minister of the Crown must lay a report under this section before Parliament.

(10) A Minister of the Crown may direct the Commission to carry out any other activity relating to improving social mobility in England or Northern Ireland. ]

Part 1
[F4 Strategies: Northern Ireland]



Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F4 Pt. 1 heading substituted (16.5.2016) by Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 (c. 7), ss. 7(7), 36(2)(d)


Targets relating to child poverty


F5 1 The 2010 target

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F5 Ss. 1-11 repealed (16.5.2016) by Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 (c. 7), ss. 7(1), 36(2)(d)


F5 2 Duty of Secretary of State to ensure that targets in sections 3 to 6 are met

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F5 Ss. 1-11 repealed (16.5.2016) by Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 (c. 7), ss. 7(1), 36(2)(d)


F5 3 The relative low income target

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F5 Ss. 1-11 repealed (16.5.2016) by Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 (c. 7), ss. 7(1), 36(2)(d)


F5 4 The combined low income and material deprivation target

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F5 Ss. 1-11 repealed (16.5.2016) by Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 (c. 7), ss. 7(1), 36(2)(d)


F5 5 The absolute low income target

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F5 Ss. 1-11 repealed (16.5.2016) by Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 (c. 7), ss. 7(1), 36(2)(d)


F5 6 The persistent poverty target

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F5 Ss. 1-11 repealed (16.5.2016) by Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 (c. 7), ss. 7(1), 36(2)(d)