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02

Apr

Why the poorest households face a council tax bill increase five times the average

Poorer families could face year-on-year cuts in the safety net following changes to Council Tax Support. New research by the New Policy Institute for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation shows that from Ap…

  • Author: Sabrina Bushe
  • Category: Council Tax

26

Mar

Council tax held down for all but the poor

As the government boasts that it has held down council tax increases for a fourth year in a row, it’s ignoring the council tax hikes faced by millions of low income households. The announcement that …

  • Author: Peter Kenway
  • Category: Council Tax

25

Mar

Declining incomes and rising poverty: Northern Ireland is falling behind the rest of the UK

povertypovertyMonitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion in Northern Ireland…povertypoverty the poverty rate in Northern Ireland was 22… as the poverty rate has increased for working

  • Author: Adam Tinson
  • Category: Income and Poverty

06

Mar

Even working households need help to pay for ‘affordable housing’

Rises in social sector rents undermine work, welfare reform and deficit reduction. The headline finding in last week’s English Housing Survey was that there are now more private rented households in …

  • Author: Hannah Aldridge
  • Category: Housing and Homelessness

28

Feb

The stalled child poverty strategy requires a radical response: the newly-housed homeless show how

now the rock on which efforts to end child poverty should be built…povertychild poverty strategy…y the Treasury is reluctant to spend more on poverty reduction

  • Author: Peter Kenway
  • Category: Income and Poverty

03

Feb

Scotland must tackle poverty among workless families after referendum

. They aim to identify the poverty challenges in Scotland that both sides of th…povertypovertys relatively successful record on child poverty over the last ten years. It concludes that f

  • Author: Hannah Aldridge
  • Category: Income and Poverty

30

Jan

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

should the UK have a Minister for Reducing Povertyt in Wales appointed a Minister for Tackling Poverty back in March …on is necessarily different to the role a UK Poverty Minister would have

  • Author: Adam Tinson
  • Category: Income and Poverty

15

Jan

Poverty and Inequality in London

es an overview of some of the key changes in poverty patterns across London. The analysis looks a…povertypovertyLondon Poverty Profile

  • Author: Hannah Aldridge
  • Category: Income and Poverty