Between announcement of the UK and Scottish Budgets, JRF published state-of-the-nation reports on 2017 poverty rates for Scotland and the UK. Jim McCormick asks how far the budgets addressed the warning bells sounded by these reports.
Does the government’s new social mobility plan offer hope for families across the UK who are struggling to make ends meet?
Responding to the social mobility action plan announced by the Education Secretary today, Campbell Robb, the Chief Executive of the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation said:
Responding to today’s labour market statistics Ashwin Kumar, Chief Economist at the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation, said:
Responding to today’s inflation figures Ashwin Kumar, Chief Economist at the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation, said:
Following the launch of UK Poverty 2017 last week, Helen Barnard explains how this influential piece of work came about.
At today's launch of our state of the nation report, UK Poverty 2017, the Chair of the Education Select Committee Robert Halfon MP gave the keynote address.
Britain’s record on tackling poverty has reached a turning point and is at risk of unravelling, following the first sustained rises in child and pensioner poverty for two decades.
This report, which has been produced in-house by the JRF Analysis Unit for the first time, examines poverty rates in the UK, and looks at how figures have changed over the past two decades.
The number of workers in poverty has increased in recent years. Just under half of workers in poverty are full-time employees, about 30 per cent are part-time employees and just under a quarter are self-employed.
Scotland’s progress in tackling poverty is at a turning point and risks unravelling because of soaring housing costs for low income households, in-work poverty and the UK social security freeze.
This briefing summarises how poverty rates in Scotland are changing, and is part of JRF’s monitoring across the UK of changes to poverty rates and the underlying drivers of poverty.
Responding to the Government confirming the four-year freeze on working-age benefits and tax credits will remain in place, Campbell Robb, chief executive of the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), said:
Today the chancellor, Philip Hammond, has unveiled the budget. Campbell Robb, chief executive at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), said:
Childcare costs in England, Wales and Scotland have increased faster than the overall rate of inflation.
Adults in the poorest fifth of households are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression than adults in the richest fifth of households.