Tag: poverty

Briefing 64: There are more disadvantaged children in Britain than in many other advanced economies

Briefing 64: There are more disadvantaged children in Britain than in many other advanced economies

16 October 2015 A higher proportion of UK children grow up in households with incomes well below the national median, while more young people in the UK are not in education, employment or training


Briefing 59: There are more low-paid workers in the UK than in other advanced economies

Briefing 59: There are more low-paid workers in the UK than in other advanced economies

29 May 2015 A higher percentage of workers earn less than two thirds of median full-time pay in the UK than in most other developed countries


Briefing 58: The richest get richer, the poorest get poorer

Briefing 58: The richest get richer, the poorest get poorer

15 May 2015 When taking inflation and spending habits into account alongside incomes, standards of living have declined for the poor but improved for the rich


Briefing 55: Great wealth exists in the UK alongside unimaginable poverty

Briefing 55: Great wealth exists in the UK alongside unimaginable poverty

20 March 2015 Since 2009 executive pay has soared and the number of billionaires has increased, while food bank use has rocketed and pay for ordinary workers has fallen


Briefing 51: Poorer Children are already disadvantaged before they even start school

Briefing 51: Poorer Children are already disadvantaged before they even start school

16 January 2015 Differences in income hinder children's progress from a very young age


Briefing 48: The richest 1% of the UK population have as much wealth as the poorest 55% combined

Briefing 48: The richest 1% of the UK population have as much wealth as the poorest 55% combined

31 October 2014 The poorest half of the population have less wealth than the richest 1 per cent


Briefing 43: The poorest regions of the UK are the poorest in North West Europe

Briefing 43: The poorest regions of the UK are the poorest in North West Europe

22 August 2014 GDP per head in the poorest UK regions is lower than any region of France, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Austria, Ireland, Sweden, Finland or Denmark


Briefing 43: The poorest regions of the UK are the poorest in North-West Europe

Briefing 43: The poorest regions of the UK are the poorest in North-West Europe

15 August 2014 Eight UK regions are poorer than anywhere in France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Sweden or Ireland


Briefing 40: Poorer children do worse in school because they are poorer

Briefing 40: Poorer children do worse in school because they are poorer

25 July 2014 Studies show that increasing household incomes would reduce the school achievement gap between rich and poor children, regardless of school or parenting quality


Briefing 37: People in poor areas die younger

Briefing 37: People in poor areas die younger

4 July 2014 Life expectancy in rich areas is nearly a decade longer than in the poorest parts of the UK


Briefing 35: The Poor cannot afford to eat as healthily as the rich

Briefing 35: The Poor cannot afford to eat as healthily as the rich

20 June 2014 Poor people spend a much higher proportion of their income on food than richer households, yet still struggle to afford a healthy diet


Briefing 34: People in the UK cannot afford to eat

Briefing 34: People in the UK cannot afford to eat

13 June 2014 Though the UK's total wealth is amongst the highest in the world, many people across the country cannot afford to eat


Briefing 29: Pay has grown more quickly for the super-rich than low-paid workers

Briefing 29: Pay has grown more quickly for the super-rich than low-paid workers

2 May 2014 If the Minimum wage had grown at the same rate as CEO pay over the past 15 years, it would be £9 per hour higher


Briefing 21: millions of children go without essential items

Briefing 21: millions of children go without essential items

7 March 2014 Research shows that children have to cope without everyday items that most people would consider basic necessities


Briefing 20: How big a problem are never-working households?

Briefing 20: How big a problem are never-working households?

28 February 2014 There are only a tiny number of families where nobody has ever worked


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