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30

Jun

This year's poverty numbers are interesting, but next year's matter more

Tomorrow DWP publish the latest official poverty numbers, but politicians, commentators and voters take note: they will reflect the year 2012/13 – before the main benefit cuts were…

  • Author: Hannah Aldridge
  • Category: Income and Poverty

08

Aug

Full employment as an anti-poverty strategy

The idea of full employment has been making something of a comeback recently, at least in certain circles. Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Liam Byrne made a speech rec…

  • Author: Adam Tinson
  • Category: Work and Pay

11

Jul

Towards a better poverty action plan

Last week’s Welsh Government Tackling Poverty Action Plan was a real improvement on the previous version. It actually included some new, specific and targeted action aimed at one o…

  • Author: Victoria Winckler
  • Category: Income and Poverty

13

Jun

A depressing set of poverty statistics

Today the DWP published the most recent set of income and poverty statistics for the UK. They make quite depressing reading. Median incomes fell by 3% between 2010/11 and 2011/12, …

  • Author: Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Income and Poverty

06

Jun

What to look for in the poverty statistics

Next Thursday, the DWP releases its annual Households Below Average Income publication. It is the most reliable source of data on household incomes, income inequality and poverty. …

  • Author: Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Income and Poverty

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

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

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

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