Almost five million British children could face a lifetime of poverty by 2020 due to the government’s changes to the country’s welfare system, a new study shows. According to the research, which was commissioned by the Save the Children charity and whose results were released on Wednesday, the number of children living in poverty in the UK will increase by 41 percent or 1.4 million from the current 3.5 million by the end of the decade. This is while the British government has set 2020 as a deadline to end child poverty. More