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Persistent poverty in Britain
Britain is the world’s fifth richest country, yet poverty in Britain is rising. With paid work failing to reduce poverty for many, how can Britain best tackle this growing issue?
FRANK FIELD MP Member of Parliament for Birkenhead
JOHN BIRD MBE Founder and Editor-in Chief, The Big Issue
JULIA UNWIN CBE Chief Executive, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
MARK EASTON (chair) BBC Home Affairs Editor
- 60 SECONDS
- Source: The Guardian
- 1st July 2013
New research from the London School of Economics shows that the capital's relative resilience to the downturn hasn't stopped its least affluent being hurt by its effects.
- Source: BBC News
- 31st May 2013
"live like I'm in prison. I eat nothing but beans on toast"
- Source: OXFAM
- 30th May 2013
The use of foodbanks in the UK is on the rise, and over half a million people are now thought to be reliant on emergency food aid.
- Source: University of Bristol
- 28th March 2013
Today 33 per cent of the UK population suffers from multiple deprivation — it was 14 per cent in 1983, and over 30 million people (almost half the population) are suffering some degree of financial insecurity. These are just some of the stark findings from the largest and most authoritative study of poverty and deprivation ever conducted in the UK.