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Recent press releases

14 April 2014

Chief Executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation Julia Unwin CBE, is to be awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of South Wales on Monday 14 April, as part of the University’s celebrations to welcome its new Chancellor Lord (Rowan) Williams. 

9 April 2014

The ‘spare room subsidy’ or ‘bedroom tax’ has left tenants struggling to cope and has failed to free up homes in many areas, research for the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has found. It also discovered that savings to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will fall short in the policy’s first year.

1 April 2014

Research published today by the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) shows that nearly 600,000 poor families in England are facing a second successive year of above average council tax rises, far in excess of the increase facing households on average.

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