The Joseph Rowntree Foundation published their annual report on ‘Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion‘ in December 2016.
The report, written by the New Policy Institute, highlighted that:
- 21% of the UK population live in low-income households – a proportion has barely changed since 2002/03;
- The number of private renters in poverty has doubled over the last decade;
- The number of households accepted as homeless and the number of households in temporary accommodation have both increased for five years in a row;
- The number of people in poverty in a working family is 55% – a record high; and
- Half of people living in poverty are either themselves disabled or are living with a disabled person in their household.