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JRF Report – Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion 2016

January 25, 2017

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation published their annual report on ‘Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion‘ in December 2016.

The report, written by the New Policy Institute, highlighted that:

  •  21% of the UK population live in low-income households – a proportion has barely changed since 2002/03;
  • The number of private renters in poverty has doubled over the last decade;
  • The number of households accepted as homeless and the number of households in temporary accommodation have both increased for five years in a row;
  • The number of people in poverty in a working family is 55% – a record high; and
  • Half of people living in poverty are either themselves disabled or are living with a disabled person in their household.

Download key findings or the full report.


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