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New report launched on UK Poverty

Today (4th December) the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has launched a new report, ‘UK Poverty 2017’.

The report states that whilst over the last twenty years the UK has seen significant falls in poverty among children and pensioners, this progress is now at risk of reversing, with current poverty rates in the UK at 16% for pensioners and 30% for children.

The report states that the main reasons include rising rents, state support through benefits falling in real terms and the fact that rising employment is no longer reducing poverty.

The full report can be found on the Joseph Rowntree Foundation Website.