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07

Dec

In work poverty: what it is, what it isn’t, why it matters

In work poverty: what it is, what it isn’t, why it matters Nothing in Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion – the 19th annual report is published today by the Joseph…

  • Author: Peter Kenway
  • Category: Income and Poverty

04

Feb

What do the ONS private rental stats tell us about poverty?

At the end of last week ONS published its annual update of how private rents have increased across the country. As private renting became the second most common tenure (over taking…

  • Author: Hannah Aldridge
  • Category: Housing and Homelessness

03

Nov

Poverty has not left east London, but it has changed

One of the big changes in this year’s London’s Poverty Profile is around the “good news” – falling numbers of people claiming out of work benefits, rising numbers of people in work…

  • Category: Income and Poverty

26

Oct

The other side of London’s success

Last week’s London’s Poverty Profile shows poverty continuing to change in London, with growing in-work poverty and housing stress, even with a labour market recovery. …

  • Author: Adam Tinson
  • Category: Income and Poverty

10

Sep

The short and long term problems for tackling poverty in Wales

Our latest report in the Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion series for Wales finds the country facing two big challenges to how it thinks and responds to poverty. The first of…

  • Author: Adam Tinson
  • Category: Income and Poverty

25

Jun

Response to the latest poverty numbers

The latest official poverty figures for 2013/14 have just been published. In April this year the New Policy Institute published a ‘Nowcasting’ paper in which we looked …

  • Author: Peter Kenway
  • Category: Income and Poverty

20

Apr

Taxing disability benefits is plain wrong

Noting that many disability benefit recipients are in the top half of the income distribution as a justification for taxing them betrays a misunderstanding of the purpose of these …

  • Author: Adam Tinson
  • Category: Social Security and Welfare Reform

26

Mar

Scotland's poverty challenges

The poverty debate in Scotland is at a crucial moment. Our report for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation today identifies several distinct challenges for not just the Scottish governme…

  • Author: Adam Tinson
  • Category: Income and Poverty

27

Nov

Housing problems for private renters do not stop at affordability: quality and security are also crucial

The growing number of private renters in poverty has been one of the biggest poverty changes in recent years. This poses challenges not just in terms of affordability, but quality …

  • Author: Hannah Aldridge
  • Category: Housing and Homelessness

26

Nov

While the number of benefit claimants is falling, flaws are emerging in the system

Welfare reform has been one of the most controversial parts of the coalition government’s reform programme since coming to power in 2010. A New Policy Institute report&n…

  • Author: Theo Barry Born
  • Category: Social Security and Welfare Reform

06

Nov

Addressing the cost of living from a poverty perspective requires a multipronged approach

Even though CPI inflation is currently running well below target at 1.2 per cent, it is not yet time to throw the cost of living crisis into the dustbin of political campaigns…

  • Author: Adam Tinson
  • Category: Income and Poverty

20

Oct

The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission have offered leadership: who will follow?

Today’s State of the Nation Report by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission has the potential to be the most important official statement on child poverty since Tony Bla…

  • Author: Peter Kenway
  • 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

10

Sep

Government can ensure that the election debate on welfare and tax reform is informed as well as impassioned

The changes to taxes and benefits that came into effect in April 2013 are the Coalition’s most important single package of work and welfare reforms. Some, above all the bedro…

  • Author: Peter Kenway
  • Category: Income and Poverty

16

Jul

Disabled people need to be at the centre of any attempt to tackle poverty

Yesterday we launched our evidence review on disability, long term conditions and poverty at the All Party Parliamentary Group on disability. Produced alongside Disability Rights U…

  • Author: Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Income and Poverty

14

Jul

Council tax arrears rise fastest where support is cut most

In recent days, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has released new statistics on council tax collection in England. Covering the period April 2013 to March…

  • Author: Sabrina Bushe
  • Category: Council Tax

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

10

Jun

Work is not enough in the Scottish poverty debate

Today we launch our third and final briefing on Scotland’s poverty challenges for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The series aims to promote the needs of the poorest people on the …

  • Author: Adam Tinson
  • Category: Income and Poverty

28

Apr

The independence referendum debate on housing in Scotland needs to go beyond the so-called 'bedroom tax'

With less than six months until the independence vote, the housing debate in Scotland needs to go beyond abolishing the ‘bedroom tax’ The main focus of the Scottish In…

  • Author: Hannah Aldridge
  • Category: Income and Poverty