Burning Injustices - JRF responds to PM's establishment of a new body

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of a new body to monitor government efforts to tackle the burning injustices she identified on taking office, Claire Ainsley, Executive Director of the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation said:

Theresa May was right to condemn the ‘burning injustices’ blighting Britain when she took to the steps of Downing Street in 2016, but it is action that counts. Our analysis shows no improvement in the injustices she identified during her tenure. More people are being caught by the rising tide of poverty, which disproportionately affects women, black, Asian and ethnic minority people, and people with disabilities. 

“Our new Prime Minister can and must put things right for families locked in poverty and bring the country back together. They should commit to giving this new body the status it needs but most importantly, commit to tackling the social injustices which still burn today.