BI2010 CoverThis essay takes a detailed look at the recent passage and policy implications of the U.K.’s Child Poverty Act, a comprehensive piece of legislation to halve child poverty within the U.K. by 2020. Kate Bell, Director of Policy at the U.K. charity Gingerbread, suggests that both through a similar legislative framework, the United States may be able to alleviate their growing child poverty rates by placing the issue permanently on the political agenda.