New analysis shows that you’re still better off in low paid work than on benefits, but the financial advantages have shrunk for some.
Ahead of the autumn budget, Campbell Robb says the pressure is on the government to tackle the challenges facing those people struggling to make ends meet every day.
Responding to the latest figures from the ONS, Ashwin Kumar, Chief Economist at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, said:
New IFS research shows a growing number of renters face a gap between their rent and the Housing Benefit they receive. The Autumn Budget must end the benefits freeze.
This shows why Government must end the benefits freeze and uprate Local Housing Allowance.
Real terms cuts to working-age benefits and tax credits – imposed before Prime Minister Theresa May took office - are set to drive almost half a million more people into poverty in 2020.
This briefing looks at how the living standards of ordinary working families are being eroded.
Responding to Theresa May’s speech at Conservative party conference, Campbell Robb, chief executive of the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), said:
This round up brings together the key evidence relating to the link between poverty and ethnicity in the UK labour market.
The Government’s forthcoming industrial strategy offers a real opportunity to tackle the high working age poverty rate that many Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups experience in the UK today.
Low income voters were ‘pulled in different directions’ by concerns over living standards and identity at the General Election, according to the first in-depth analysis of this group of voters for the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF).
This report looks at how those struggling to get by and marginalized voted at the 2017 UK General Election.
Responding to today’s Monetary Policy Committee's interest rates decision, Helen Barnard, Head of Analysis at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, said:
One year on from the launch of JRF’s strategy to solve UK poverty, Simon Hopkins of Turn2us explains how his organisation has responded.
This annual report for Wales funded by Crisis and JRF analyses the impact of economic and policy developments on homelessness, drawing on a survey of councils, statistical analysis and in-depth interviews.
In this short video, Chief Executive Campbell Robb explains what has been happening in the year since we launched our strategy, We can solve poverty in the UK.