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Cutting benefits for the least well-off doesn’t help people move into work – evidence shows it just makes them poorer, says Helen Barnard, programme manager at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Research for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation shows 8.1 million parents and children living on incomes below the needs of a minimum household budget.
Responding to the Autumn Statement, a leading charitable body has warned of a one-sided recovery achieved by pressure on the poorest.
Nine per cent of adults in England have experienced homelessness at some point in their life, new research published this week has revealed.
For the first time, there are more people in working families living below the poverty line in the UK than in workless and retired families in poverty combined.
A leading charitable body has joined other NGOs in accusing Chancellor George Osborne of failing the most vulnerable in his Autumn Statement.
Under Universal Credit, families working full time could have less disposable income than part-timers, according to a new report for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
The extent of in-work poverty in Britain has been graphically exposed in a new Joseph Rowntree Foundation report published this week.
Figures revealed in a YouGov survey show one in five 31-44 year olds delay starting a family due to a lack of affordable housing.
People in Northern Ireland are caught between the impact of the recession and a programme of austerity and welfare reform, according to new research published on 2 May.