A report from Loughborough University and the ‘Campaign to End Child Poverty’, highlighted how one in every second child you meet in Hackney is living in poverty after accommodation costs are taken into account.

In the 21st century and in one of the richest countries in the world, this is unacceptable.

I have written to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to ask what plans her Department has to get to grips with this issue. I will publish an update here as soon as I receive a response. Find the report by clicking here.

See me discuss this issue + the Alevi cultural festival launch in my new weekly round-up.