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
The annual report on the state of poverty and social exclusion in the UK, from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the New Policy Institute.
Each report, using official government data, is built... More > around a set of 50 indicators. The analysis covers a wide range of issues, ranging from
low income, worklessness and debt, to ill-health, poor education and problems in communities.
This report presents the legacy that was left to the Coalition Government by its predecessor, and examines the current Government’s priorities
for action. While many of the indicators show the ongoing effects of the recession and subsequent low economic growth, the report also looks much further back, analysing longer-term trends.
Monitoring poverty and social exclusion 2011 is an essential resource for policy-makers and others wanting to take stock of what is happening and understand the challenges ahead.< Less