Briefing: A new measure of poverty for the UK: a report by the Social Metrics Commission

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
October 8, 2018
Danielle Henry, LGiU Associate
Issues Covered
  • Anti-poverty strategies
  • measuring poverty
Caring for People, Children's services and education, Health, public health, adult social care, Voluntary Sector and Community Engagement, Welfare and Equalities
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In September 2018, the Social Metrics Commission produced a report which outlined a new approach to poverty measurement for the UK. The new metric reflects more accurately the realities and experiences of living in poverty than previous measures.

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