This annual report by the New Policy Institute gives a comprehensive picture of poverty in the UK, featuring analysis of low income, unemployment, low pay, homelessness and ill health.
It reveals... More > huge variations between areas in unemployment, educational achievement, and life expectancy.
The research shows that:
• more than half of the 13 million people living in poverty in the UK in 2011/12 were in a working family;
• while the labour market has shown signs of revival in the last year, the number of people in low-paid jobs has risen and average incomes have fallen – around five million people are paid below the living wage;
• there is substantial movement in and out of work – 4.8 million different people have claimed Jobseeker’s Allowance in the last two years;
• the proportion of pensioners in poverty is at its lowest for almost 30 years, but the proportion of working-age adults without children in poverty is the highest on record.< Less
Monitoring poverty and social exclusion is a regular, independent assessment
of progress in tackling poverty and other forms of disadvantage across the
The report uses official data... More > from a range of sources to look at trends and
patterns across different indicators. It includes analysis of low income,
unemployment, low pay, homelessness and ill-health.< Less
This report updates the 2009 report, written as the recession was hitting Northern Ireland especially hard. Northern Ireland had seen a steeper rise in unemployment than any other part of the UK.... More > Since then, there has been long-term improvement in some areas but persistent problems in others.< Less