Austerity in the UK

Lunch clubs – a social lifeline
Lone parenting – isolation, loneliness, stigma
Overcrowded housing – damp and cramped

What is the impact of public spending cuts, policy change and the state of the economy on poor people and places in the UK – and how are they coping in this period of austerity?

So far, our work on austerity has included a series of 'Insights', charting how cuts are affecting communities (see below) in partnership with Locality.

Our research includes a programme of work on Social Policy in a Cold Climate, examining the effects of the major economic and political changes in the UK since 2007, particularly their impact on the distribution of wealth, poverty, inequality and social mobility. It also examines geographical variations in policy, spending, outputs and outcomes.

Download details of our research on austerity. 



Annette Hastings et al.
Abigail Davis, Donald Hirsch, Noel Smith, Jacqueline Beckhelling and Matt Padley
Karen Day

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