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01

May

A little more income doesn't go a long way in retirement housing

As part of the Hanover@50 debate about the future of housing for older people which launched last week, the Fabian Society considered the implications of increasing incomes among o…

  • Author: Hannah Aldridge
  • Category: Housing and Homelessness

17

Jan

Income poverty and material deprivation in the UK: an EU comparison

Today the ONS published its analysis of EU poverty data. At first glance, it seems to show that the only parts of Europe with higher levels of poverty are the accession states and …

  • Author: Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Income and Poverty

20

Dec

A decade undone in a year?

Last week DCLG released its figures for the Indices of Economic Deprivation for England from 1999 to 2009. The figures provide a limited time series counterpart to the Indices of M…

  • Author: Adam Tinson
  • Category: Income and Poverty

08

Nov

The real benefit of the living wage

The new living wage figure, of £7.45 per hour (£8.55 in London) was announced on Monday, to kick off Living Wage Week. The new figure is 20% higher than the minimum wag…

  • Author: Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Work and Pay

31

Oct

Pursuing, and gaining from, growth

Two major reports on the future of the UK economy came out today – one from a politician who was elected to parliament in 1966, one from a think tank set up in 2005. Lord Heseltine…

  • Author: Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Economic Policy

13

Jul

What people in poverty can't afford

This week the Joseph Rountree Foundation (JRF) updated their Minimum Income Standard: research that identifies the income required to achieve a socially agreed minimum standard of …

  • 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

29

Jun

Poverty, social exclusion and an independent Scotland

This week, the former chancellor Alistair Darling launched the campaign against Scottish independence, Better Together. So it was a good time for us to begin work on our latest rep…

  • Author: Tom MacInnes
  • 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

30

Nov

Bad news - households are paying off their credit card bills

Back in October, the text of the Prime Minister’s speech to the Conservative party conference called upon households to pay off their credit card debts . By the time he came to del…

  • Author: Peter Kenway
  • Category: Economic Policy

15

Nov

Unfair changes to Employment and Support Allowance

New research from the CRESR estimates that 1 million people will be forced to find work due to changes to incapacity benefits.  In a labour market short of several million jobs, th…

  • Authors: Anushree Parekh, Hannah Aldridge
  • Category: Social Security and Welfare Reform

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

Coping on £80 a week

In a recent interview with BBC's Oliver Hides, NPI's Peter Kenway discusses the grossly inadequate social security benefits for working-age adults and how current proposals for wel…

  • Author: Peter Kenway
  • Category: Social Security and Welfare Reform

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

07

Dec

Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK 2010

The fall in child poverty in the first year of the recession shows how big an impact tax credits and benefits can make in the short term – while the rise and rise of in-work povert…

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

19

May

Low paid Londoners bashed by bus fair rise

Low paid workers who rely on public transport to get to work have been hit especially hard by the higher fares on London’s buses and tubes that came into effect at the start of the…

  • Author: Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Services