Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion

The Gathering 2018

Year of publication
New Policy Institute

This annual report tells the story of how the UK?s economic recovery is affecting people in poverty, and reveals dramatic changes in who is most at risk compared to ten years ago. The report focuses on money, housing, work, benefits and services, among other indicators. The key points are highlighted in useful infographics as well as summary points. Key Points - Household incomes fell in real terms for the third year in a row. - Unemployment fell by 300,000 in the last year and the number unemployed for over a year fell for the first time in a decade. - At the same time, wages have fallen, for men and women - The report shows the movement between worklessness and low pay ? two thirds of those in work now but unemployed a year ago are in low-paid work. - Changes to the way the welfare system operates have worsened the experience of poverty for many of those affected.

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