Solve UK poverty

Poverty in the UK is real, costly and harmful, affecting millions of people. We can do something about it if we choose to.

Our comprehensive long-term strategy, We can solve poverty in the UK, shows how the Government, businesses, communities, charities and individuals can all mobilise for a UK free from poverty.

Alongside this, our report, UK poverty: causes, costs and solutions, explains what poverty is, what causes it, highlights trends and projections, and gives more detail on the evidence for our recommendations.

Solving poverty will not be quick or easy. But it is possible, starting with a vision, commitment and a clear plan.

We can solve poverty in the UK

6th Sep 2016

UK poverty: Causes, costs and solutions

6th Sep 2016
Welsh Assembly

Prosperity without poverty

8th Nov 2016
Whitewashed window in Redcar

Brexit vote explained: poverty, low skills and lack of opportunities

31st Aug 2016
Father and daughter sitting on a bench in a park

Life on a low income in the UK today

15th Jul 2016
Coins

Counting the cost of UK poverty

1st Aug 2016
A city landscape

Overcoming deprivation and disconnection in UK cities

15th Aug 2016
UK map

Political prize on offer to party who can ‘make Britain work for everyone’

5th Sep 2016
Michael Sheen

Michael Sheen - #solveukpoverty

6th Sep 2016
Lady

Starting the conversation – working together to solve poverty

11th Jul 2016

Why we need to act now

The level of poverty in the UK is shameful. This should be a place where everyone can live a decent, secure life. Instead, 13 million people – half of whom are in a working family – are living without enough to meet their needs.
Julia Unwin CBE