Press release archive

October

JRF response to David Cameron’s speech: Tax giveaway will bypass poorer working families

October 1, 2014
September

JRF response to George Osborne’s speech – Tougher times await for families living in poverty

September 29, 2014

New job opportunities should not be traded off against welfare - JRF

September 29, 2014

Labour policy announcement on raising National Minimum Wage - JRF response

September 21, 2014

Scottish independence referendum: Devolution must offer change for people and places in poverty, says JRF

September 19, 2014

JRF calls for increased remit for OBR as poverty set to reach one in three children by 2020

September 12, 2014
July

Poorest and youngest suffer as poverty rises and living standards tumble

July 15, 2014

Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) response to the Households Below Average Incomes figures

July 1, 2014
June

Families will find living standards shortfall "hard to close" in recovery

June 30, 2014

JRF reaction to George Osborne’s cities speech - A Northern powerhouse will need to reduce poverty

June 23, 2014

Parties’ plans for £11billion tax cuts will miss out poorer working families

June 12, 2014

One in seven Scottish families will still be in poverty in the 2020s, even with an 80% employment rate

June 10, 2014

Political will and proper plan needed to stem the rising tide of child poverty

June 9, 2014

Queen’s Speech: Tax-free childcare plans contain major sting for poorer families

June 4, 2014
May

Prestigious new prize for social issues journalism announced

May 21, 2014

Time to close ‘persistent and significant’ attainment gap between rich and poor Scottish children

May 7, 2014
April

Zero-hours contracts are just one part of the UK’s in-work poverty problem

April 30, 2014

Rising private rents threaten Scotland’s poverty record

April 27, 2014

Julia Unwin receives Honorary Doctorate

April 11, 2014

Welfare reform: 100,000 trapped in larger homes and wanting to move

April 8, 2014

Almost 600,000 poorest families facing second successive council tax hike

April 1, 2014
March

Northern Ireland’s poorest families fall behind rest of UK after dramatic drop in income

March 20, 2014

Budget response

March 19, 2014

Expansion of tax-free childcare statement

March 18, 2014
February

Child poverty strategy consultation response

February 27, 2014

National Minimum Wage boost welcome but more needed to help working poor

February 26, 2014

More jobs, better jobs needed in economic recovery

February 7, 2014

Scotland must tackle poverty among workless families after referendum - JRF report

February 2, 2014
January

Number of households on inadequate incomes increases by a fifth in three years – JRF report

January 24, 2014

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