A decade of progress in reducing family deprivation is being steadily unwound, says Donald Hirsch.
Forced labour is a disturbing aspect of the UK’s labour market. We need to do more to prevent the several thousand victims suffering this crime each year and ensure supply chains are slavery-free, says Louise Woodruff.
The cap on DWP’s spending in today's spending review was expected, but the list of benefits included in the cap is surprising, says Chris Goulden.
Household debt can affect a wide range of households, and the situation is becoming more complex, says Jacquie Dale.
Next week is the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR). Gordon Hector outlines JRF’s thinking on the CSR, public spending and poverty.
Despite their success in education, people from minority ethnic groups are still disadvantaged in the labour market, says Helen Barnard.
Age and social class both matter when it comes to poverty, says Claire Turner, as she looks at trends from the latest poverty statistics.
Payment structures and price plans in utilities and financial services continue to inflict higher costs on the poorest in society. Regulators and the government need to do more, says Katie Schmuecker.
New figures confirm the centrality of in-work poverty to tackling low incomes in recent years. By 2011, 6.1m people experiencing poverty lived in households where at least one person was working; only 5.1m lived in workless households.
Child poverty has risen and looks set to keep rising. What else can we learn from the latest poverty figures? Conor Darcy highlights the key trends.
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