Social Metrics Commission – Measuring Poverty 2019 Report

Social Metrics Commission – Measuring Poverty 2019 Report

A new report published published by the Social Metrics Commission (SMC) highlights the scale of the challenge facing new Primeminister when it comes to tackling poverty across the UK. The report reveals that 4.5 million people are more than 50% below the poverty line, and 7 million people are living in persistent poverty.

The SMC’s 2019 report is an update on its 2018 publication proposing a new measure of poverty for the country, and follows the Government’s announcement that it would develop experimental national statistics based on the approach. The new report provides a detailed overview of the extent and nature of poverty in the UK today and original analysis that shows how this has changed since 2000/01.

To read the full report, please click here.


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