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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

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

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

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

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

04

May

Poverty and welfare reform in Northern Ireland

In Belfast earlier this week we launched our latest report on poverty in Northern Ireland. The launch is an opportunity for us to disseminate the findings of research, but also see…

  • Author: Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Social Security and Welfare Reform

03

Apr

Poverty and the big society

NPI publish a pamphlet today, “Poverty and the Big Society: Views from the community sector”. Its purpose is to stimulate debate within the voluntary and community sector about the…

  • Author: Ines Newman
  • 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

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

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

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

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

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