Category - Joseph Rowntree Foundation

  • February 17, 2017

    Four million more people are living below an adequate standard of living and are just about managing at best, according to an authoritative report on living standards in modern Britain.

  • December 28, 2016

    There are huge variations across the country in the number of children reaching a good level of development for reading, writing and their social and emotional development, leading to a ‘life chances postcode lottery’

  • December 9, 2016

    The TUC has backed findings of a Joseph Rowntree Foundation report  which shows one in eight workers in the UK now live in poverty.

  • December 7, 2016

    “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin” wrote Charles Darwin. (Journal of Researches, 1836.)

  • December 7, 2016

    An annual state of the nation report, Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion, written for the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation by the New Policy Institute, has found that 13.5 million people, 21 per cent of the  2016, UK’s population, are living in poverty.

  • November 30, 2016

    The independent Joseph Rowntree Trust has responded to today's report on sanctions by the National Audit Office.

  • November 12, 2016

    The independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation, together with the Bevan Foundation, has launched the first comprehensive plan showing how to solve poverty in Wales by 2030.

  • September 7, 2016

    A new ‘long term deal’ – between governments, business and the public – is needed to solve poverty in a generation, so the first cohort of ‘Brexit children’ starting school this Autumn grow up and enter adult life in a UK that is prosperous and poverty-free, says the Joseph Rowntree Foundation

  • August 30, 2016

    Five million adults are lacking basic reading, writing and numeracy skills essential to everyday life and being able to find and secure work, according to analysis for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

  • August 2, 2016

    A new report, Counting the cost of UK poverty by Heriot Watt and Loughborough Universities, is the first research to illustrate how much poverty across all age groups costs the public purse. It finds that £69 billion, £1 in every £5 of all spending on public services, is needed because of the impact and cost poverty has on people’s lives.