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14

Jul

Council tax arrears rise fastest where support is cut most

In recent days, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has released new statistics on council tax collection in England. Covering the period April 2013 to March 2014, it is the fir…

  • Author: Sabrina Bushe
  • Category: Council Tax

30

Jun

The poverty numbers tell us a lot, but not who to vote for next year

latest official poverty numbers… of the distribution to be unchanged and the poverty rate to remain at 16…What_will_the_latest_poverty_data_tell_us_technical_note.pdf

  • Author: Hannah Aldridge
  • Category: Income and Poverty

26

Jun

Help to Buy, but not to keep?

. From a poverty perspective

  • Author: Adam Tinson
  • Category: Social Security and Welfare Reform

17

Jun

Housing benefit cuts in London push low-paid families into poverty

ce the incomes of working families below the poverty line.…33 per week above the poverty line. But as they are subjected to the reduc…22 below the poverty line. For workless families the situation is

  • Category: Housing and Homelessness

10

Jun

Work is not enough in the Scottish poverty debate

s poverty challenges for the Joseph Rowntree Foundatio…povertypoverty focuses on work and poverty. Although sustained growth in employment cou…ld bring about large falls in poverty

  • Author: Adam Tinson
  • Category: Income and Poverty

07

May

Do public services work for low income working households?

work poverty. Even 20 years ago… 4 in 10 of all children in poverty belonged to working households.… way above half. The rise in poverty among working households with children has b

  • Author: Peter Kenway
  • Category: Services

28

Apr

The independence referendum debate on housing in Scotland needs to go beyond the so-called 'bedroom tax'

poverty looking at the links between housing and poverty. The aim of these briefings is to ensure tha…on effect for poverty. Whilst Scotland has seen considerable impro

  • Author: Hannah Aldridge
  • Category: Income and Poverty

22

Apr

Welfare reforms have cut the 'safety net' for 1.75 million families

The last in our 'safety net’ blog series, this blog looks at how many families have an income below the ‘safety net’ as a result of welfare reforms. Research released this week by the New Policy Inst…

  • Author: Hannah Aldridge
  • Category: Social Security and Welfare Reform