Press release archive


Cities should be given incentives to tackle poverty locally – JRF report

December 12, 2014

We risk an economic recovery built on rising poverty – JRF reaction to the Autumn Statement

December 3, 2014

Autumn Statement : Last chance to ensure recovery does not bypass worst off people and places

December 1, 2014

Tackling poverty could boost Leeds City Region economy by £1 billion – JRF report

November 28, 2014

Young, working and renting: Report reveals changing picture of UK poverty

November 21, 2014

Soaring rent rises to leave nearly 6 million private renters living in poverty by 2040

November 14, 2014

£7.85 - new Living Wage rate for the UK announced by Nestle and JRF at York event

October 31, 2014

Fundamental change needed to end ‘permanent sense of crisis’ in UK care homes

October 24, 2014

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

October 1, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 24, 2014

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