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23

May

Despite cuts to housing benefit, claimants are remaining in London

still has some of the highest rates of poverty of the UK.…s Poverty Profile

  • Category: Housing and Homelessness

08

Apr

Benefit sanctions in Northern Ireland are low and should stay low

s preceding our recently released Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion Northern Ireland…povertypovertyweek. While ubiquitous in discussions around poverty and hardship in much of the GB media

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

01

Mar

Which businesses will be most affected by the National Living Wage?

The new national living wage, in effect a new name for the national minimum wage for all but the youngest workers, comes into effect next month. The new name is a headache for supporters of the Living…

  • Author: Peter Kenway
  • Category: Work and Pay

04

Feb

What do the ONS private rental stats tell us about poverty?

s_the_ONS_private_rental_stats_tell_us_about_poverty_…Why does this matter for poverty in the last decade and so has the number in poverty. In the last decade the number of private re

  • Author: Hannah Aldridge
  • Category: Housing and Homelessness

12

Jan

Cut both ways: why are supply and demand for legal aid both falling?

povertypoverty on poverty and social exclusion. In terms of health and…000. This could be taken to mean that poverty is less of a problem than it was before the

  • Author: Theo Barry Born
  • Category: Services

26

Nov

Housing is now at the front line of poverty

povertypovertyMonitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion report… it showed a changing picture of poverty in the UK…The overall level of povertyre have been big changes. Falls in pensioner poverty have been accompanied by rises in poverty am

  • Authors: Peter Kenway, Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Income and Poverty

03

Nov

Poverty has not left east London, but it has changed

povertypovertys Poverty Profile…So what has happened to the poverty indicators over that period…work poverty.…work poverty at a borough level by looking at the housing

  • Category: Income and Poverty

26

Oct

The other side of London’s success

s Poverty Profile… shows poverty continuing to change in London…work poverty and housing stress… but also has the highest poverty rates of anywhere in the UK. Driven in part

  • Author: Adam Tinson
  • Category: Income and Poverty

09

Oct

Growth in the self-employed sharpens the policy challenges for pensions and poverty

loyment income has consequences for tackling poverty and ensuring people are providing for their … pension provision and poverty reduction.… In terms of reducing poverty

  • Author: Adam Tinson
  • Category: Work and Pay

10

Sep

The short and long term problems for tackling poverty in Wales

povertypovertyMonitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion… challenges to how it thinks and responds to poverty. The first of these is the longer term compo…sitional changes to poverty

  • Author: Adam Tinson
  • Category: Income and Poverty

25

Jun

Response to the latest poverty numbers

The latest official poverty figures for 2013…is that the picture on poverty in 2013…The overall poverty rate…The child poverty rate is 27.7…The pensioner poverty rate is 13.8

  • Author: Peter Kenway
  • Category: Income and Poverty

20

Apr

Taxing disability benefits is plain wrong

povertypovertyour evidence review on disability and poverty benefits. The implications of this are that poverty rates among disabled people are understated

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

26

Mar

Scotland's poverty challenges

The poverty debate in Scotland is at a crucial moment. O…been a redoubling of efforts around reducing poverty in Scotland. This has not just come from the

  • Author: Adam Tinson
  • Category: Income and Poverty

01

Dec

Effective services have an increasingly important role to play in reducing the burden of poverty

singly important role to play in alleviating poverty.…povertypovertyMonitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion… report published this week is the poverty reducing capacity of public services. Termed

  • Author: Sabrina Bushe
  • Category: Services

28

Nov

The labour market is failing too many people

Monitoring_Poverty_and_Social_Exclusion_2014.pdf…nation for a family trying to stay above the poverty line.

  • Author: Adam Tinson
  • Category: Work and Pay

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 …e of the biggest shifts that we have seen in poverty over the last decade has been an almost doub

  • Author: Hannah Aldridge
  • Category: Housing and Homelessness

26

Nov

While the number of benefit claimants is falling, flaws are emerging in the system

povertypovertyMonitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion report… independent assessment of poverty and other forms of disadvantage across the U…Monitoring_Poverty_and_Social_Exclusion_2014.pdf

  • Author: Theo Barry Born
  • Category: Social Security and Welfare Reform

06

Nov

Addressing the cost of living from a poverty perspective requires a multipronged approach

povertypovertyPeople in poverty or on low incomes can experience rises in th…The second general way in which those in poverty can experience the cost of living differentl

  • Author: Adam Tinson
  • Category: Income and Poverty

20

Oct

The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission have offered leadership: who will follow?

by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission has the potential to be the most …important official statement on child poverty since Tony Blair…poverty campaigners and the institutions identified

  • Author: Peter Kenway
  • Category: Income and Poverty