What are the annual trends in poverty and social exclusion in the UK?
Providing independent assessment of indicators on poverty and social exclusion in the UK.
This programme tracks progress on a range of indicators of poverty and social exclusion, providing an independent assessment of the impact of policy across all the nations of the UK over time. The assessments are contained in the reports by the New Policy Institute (NPI).
For a fuller introduction please refer to our Investigations summary (PDF).
The New Policy Institute has produced its fourteenth annual report of poverty and social exclusion indicators. It presents the legacy that was left to the Coalition Government by its predecessor, and examines the current Government's priorities for action. While many of the indicators show the ongoing effects of the recession and subsequent low economic growth, the report also looks much further back, analysing longer-term trends.
A range of infographics illustrates some of the key messages.
Some of the headlines from the report are: