Today (24 November) the Joseph Rowntree Foundation reveals the changing picture of poverty in the UK with the launch of its annual report Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion written by the New Policy Institute (NPI).
This is the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the state of the nation ahead of the General Election in 2015 – the definitive story of how the UK’s economic recovery is affecting people in poverty.
The current generation of primary school children face paying private rents that are 90% higher than the cost of renting at the start of the recession.
The new Living Wage rate for the UK has been announced today (Monday November 3) at an event in York hosted by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF). The Living Wage outside London will be £7.85 - a 20p increase on last year and higher than the £6.50 National Minimum Wage.