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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

14

Aug

Poorest still lag far behind despite rising internet use

New data shows a growing proportion of households in Great Britain using the internet, but differences in internet use by income remain stark. Data released last week by the ONS s…

  • Author: Sabrina Bushe
  • 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

30

Jan

Should the UK have a Secretary of State for Reducing Poverty?

Rich Watts recently made the argument on the Arbitrary Constant blog that the abolition of the Department for Work and Pensions should be considered. The Centre for Welfare Reform …

  • Author: Adam Tinson
  • 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

27

Nov

Why the poverty rate can be misleading for disability

This year, for the first time, Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion featured a chapter on disability. This forced us to think about how we measure poverty among disabled people …

  • Author: Hannah Aldridge
  • Category: Income and Poverty

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

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

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

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