One way to right the wrong of in-work poverty is by using Universal Credit (UC) to loosen the grip of poverty on struggling families.
Responding to the Chancellor's Spring Statement, Campbell Robb, Chief Executive of the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), said:
On Tuesday the Chancellor will give his Spring Statement, providing an economic update and reporting on the vital signs of the UK economy. Ahead of his statement, Katie Schmuecker has been taking a look at the vital signs of low-income working families.
Women are more likely to experience poverty than men. On International Women’s Day, Aleks Collingwood highlights some of the key facts about women’s risks of poverty in the UK.
This briefing summarises how poverty rates in Wales are changing, and is part of JRF’s annual project to measure poverty rates and trends across the UK. It accompanies UK Poverty 2017, which looks at trends in poverty in the UK as a whole.
More and more families are at risk of being trapped in poverty in Wales, according to a new state of the nation report.
Responding to the Prime Minister’s speech on planning and housing, Campbell Robb, chief executive of the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), said:
This report sets out three possible policy options for using incentives to improve the private rented sector in England for people in poverty.
Scotland should be a place where every child gets a good start in life and can succeed. Poverty holds children back and hinders their progress, yet a quarter of children in Scotland currently experience poverty.
This briefing examines trends in poverty and related issues in Northern Ireland, and compares these to the situation both in the UK as a whole and in England, Wales and Scotland.
Almost one in three working-age adults in Northern Ireland are out of work, as a new report shows how Northern Ireland’s employment rate is lagging behind the rest of Great Britain.
In his speech announcing the Social Housing Green Paper, the Secretary of State promised a ‘wide-ranging, top-to-bottom review of the issues facing the sector’. This briefing outlines why the Green Paper must set out a plan to bridge the 30,000 homes per year gap between current supply and objectively-assessed need, with the aim of reducing the cost of housing for low-income families.
This analysis shows how affordable private sector rents are, across different English districts, by comparing them to the earnings of people who live in those areas.
New analysis from the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) shows how nearly 600 additional low-cost rented homes need to be built every week in order to fix the broken housing market and help low-income families escape poverty.
Half of all households in poverty are home-owners (a third once housing costs are considered). This report examines the relationship between home-ownership, low incomes and poverty.
This briefing draws out the key findings for Northen Ireland of a wider study looking at the circumstances, living conditions and finances of contemporary home-owners who experience poverty or have inadequate incomes. It is based on data from the 2013/14 Understanding Society survey.