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15

Oct

Poverty challenges in a post-referendum Scotland

At the start of the year, NPI produced three short briefing papers for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, with the aim of providing some of the facts and trends relating to poverty in…

  • Author: Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Income and Poverty

16

Sep

Scotland’s future poverty challenges

As the vote and polls have gotten closer, Westminster has promised to give more powers to Scotland even if it remains in the union. But what powers are needed for Scotland to tackl…

  • Author: Hannah Aldridge
  • Category: Income and Poverty

28

Feb

The stalled child poverty strategy requires a radical response: the newly-housed homeless show how

Is “a home not a dwelling, sound, affordable and secure” now the rock on which efforts to end child poverty should be built? This was the week when the government was expected fin…

  • Author: Peter Kenway
  • Category: Income and Poverty

03

Feb

Scotland must tackle poverty among workless families after referendum

This week we launch the first in a series of three “referendum briefings”. They aim to identify the poverty challenges in Scotland that both sides of the argument need …

  • Author: Hannah Aldridge
  • Category: Income and Poverty

29

Nov

Do we need another poverty measure?

The measurement and definition of poverty is back in the news this week. One week after the Secretary of State, Iain Duncan Smith, launched a consultation to find “better” measures…

  • Authors: Tom MacInnes, Sabrina Bushe
  • Category: Children and Young Adults

13

Jul

Measuring poverty in London

The most recent poverty statistics for London, updated here , once again confirm the patterns we have been highlighting since 2009 in the London’s Poverty Profile reports. Firstly,…

  • Author: Anushree Parekh
  • Category: Income and Poverty

11

Jul

Alan Milburn's Poverty of Ambition

Alan Milburn’s dismissal as impossible of the goal of halving child poverty by 2020 is as risible as it is disturbing.The goal, enshrined in the 2010 Child Poverty Act, embod…

  • Author: Peter Kenway
  • Category: Children and Young Adults

14

Jun

The good and the bad of the child poverty numbers

Three things catch our eye in new poverty statistics for 2010/11, published today: one good, one bad and one very important for understanding what so much modern child poverty is a…

  • Author: Peter Kenway
  • Category: Income and Poverty

12

Jun

What to look for in the poverty numbers

The publication this Thursday of the official Households Below Average Income statistics is the most important for half a dozen years. It is likely to spark a debate about the futu…

  • Authors: Peter Kenway, Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Income and Poverty

01

Dec

New national report on poverty

Our latest Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion Report shows that the Government’s anti poverty strategy cannot succeed without the creation of millions of jobs. Worryingly, the…

  • Authors: Hannah Aldridge, Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Income and Poverty

20

Oct

London's Poverty Profile

We launched our third London’s Poverty Profile report today. It looks at a range of indicators of poverty and disadvantage, from low income to ill health, covering housing, educati…

  • Author: Anushree Parekh
  • Category: Income and Poverty

11

Oct

Duncan Smith loses war on poverty

Poverty forecasting is a dodgy business but if it must be done, it is best it is done by someone both reputable and competent.  None fits this bill better than the IFS.  …

  • Author: Peter Kenway
  • Category: Income and Poverty

13

May

Falling child poverty raises questions

The most recent child poverty figures show the success of the previous government's approach. But it also shows the limits. The coalition has identified some weaknesses, but leaves…

  • Author: Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Children and Young Adults

29

Mar

More on Education Maintenance Allowance

Yesterday Education Secretary Michael Gove announced his plans for replacing the Educational Maintenance Allowance. While better than may have been expected, it still takes too nar…

  • Author: Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Children and Young Adults

07

Feb

Targeting the Educational Maintenance Allowance

Last month parliament voted to scrap the Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA). The coalition government wants to replace EMA with something more targeted. Yet EMA is better targ…

  • Author: Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Children and Young Adults

07

Dec

Frank Field's report - what it is and what it isn't

Those hoping that Frank Field would think the unthinkable in his report for the government on poverty and life chances must surely be disappointed. By placing such importance on t…

  • Author: Peter Kenway
  • Category: Income and Poverty

22

Nov

Measuring poverty: a response to the Independent Review of Poverty and Life Chances

In October, we sent a submission to the Independent Review on Poverty and Life Chances, led by Frank Field MP. The Review posed three questions: What constitutes child pove…

  • Author: Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Income and Poverty