UK poverty: Causes, costs and solutions
JRF’s comprehensive report, UK poverty: Causes, costs and solutions, presents the evidence for our strategy to solve UK poverty.
UK poverty is real, costly and harmful. Millions of people, many of them in a working family, are struggling to make ends meet.
This report explains what poverty is and what causes it, highlights trends and projections in UK poverty, and makes recommendations for tackling:
- the high costs driving poverty, including housing
- poverty in childhood
- poverty in working age
- poverty in later life
- poverty for people with complex needs.
It gives more detail on the evidence for our strategy, We can solve UK poverty, which sets out recommendations for how all of us – governments, businesses and employers, service providers, investors, and citizens and communities – can act to solve poverty.