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
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.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) is calling on the Government to undertake a radical overhaul of the childcare system to make it easier for families to balance earning and caring, and improve the quality and affordability.
The Hartlepool Action Lab is a project supported by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) that brings together community members, businesses, community groups and the public sector to work together on issues that affect everyone in Hartlepool.
The city regions at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse – Greater Manchester, Sheffield and Leeds – have enjoyed rising prosperity over the last few years, according to new research published on 19 May 2016.
Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures released on 16 May 2016 show 3.9 million people in the UK are in persistent poverty. The figures show one in three people have experienced poverty in recent years, underlinng the precarious nature of work in Britain.
A new report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Destitution in the UK has been published today (27 April 2016) Destitution is the most severe form of poverty in the UK and means someone cannot afford the basic essentials they need to eat, keep clean and stay warm and dry.
A new report commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and written by Lancaster University and the International Longevity Centre – UK, has found that introducing the NLW for low-paid care home workers will cost £387 million per year, which will need to be met by central and local government as well as care providers.