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07

May

Do public services work for low income working households?

There's nothing new about some working people having so little money that they are counted as being in in-work poverty. Even 20 years ago, when unemployment was at record levels, 4…

  • Author: Peter Kenway
  • Category: Services

25

Mar

Declining incomes and rising poverty: Northern Ireland is falling behind the rest of the UK

Northern Ireland has been hard hit by a weak labour market and growing unemployment, says Adam Tinson. Today is the launch of Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion in Northern I…

  • Author: Adam Tinson
  • 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

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

19

Jun

Girls, boys, poor, not poor, white, BME – pupils do better in London schools

Our new analysis of education statistics for London shows that children in London perform better than the English average at age 11 and 16. But what is striking is that this is tru…

  • Author: Anushree Parekh
  • 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

08

Mar

Changes to Working Tax Credit: making work pay less

Changes to entitlement to Working Tax Credit (WTC) for couple families with children will mean that some families are better off out of work than in work. It will also push familie…

  • Author: Anushree Parekh
  • Category: Work and Pay

02

Feb

Are failing schools a poverty issue?

Recent figures from the Department for Education showed that over 100 schools in England fell below the expected standard for GCSE attainment. Many of these schools have high propo…

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

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

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

14

Jan

GCSE figures and the English Baccalaureate

The latest detailed GCSE results, published this week, received more attention than the figures normally do. These 2010 results emphasised a different measure from previous years, …

  • 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

22

Nov

Labour's record on poverty and inequality

The following article was written for September edition of The House Magazine, to coincide with the Labour Party Conference. Looking back at New Labour’s record on poverty a…

  • Author: Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Income and Poverty