Poverty in the UK

Our Work - Poverty

Our aim: to identify the root causes of poverty and injustice.

For more than 100 years, we have investigated the root causes of poverty, monitoring its effects on people and places in the UK.

Current welfare reforms are a big challenge for anti-poverty work. Our poverty theme seeks to understand their impact on people and places in poverty. We also agree that the social security system can and should be improved to work better for them. We aim to understand the impacts of the recession on poverty and how employment really can become a sustainable route out of poverty.

We will search for the causes of and solutions to poverty in the UK. These include practical strategies to reduce poverty, and wider social and economic inequalities, focusing particularly on the contribution of work, skills and economic growth.

We will be the place to get the facts about poverty and inequality.

Our key activities this year are:

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