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NatCen British Social Attitudes Survey 2019

September 4, 2019

Every year NatCen surveys over 3,000 randomly selected people about life in Britain and their views on how the country is being run. The latest survey gives an insight into changing social and political attitudes which will be of interest to local government as community leaders, service providers and employers.



The Living Standards Outlook 2019

March 18, 2019

The last two years have been “strikingly poor” for living standards, and further hard times may lie ahead according to new analysis by the Resolution Foundation. Living standards are influenced by both economic conditions and government policy so policy makers can help improve disposable incomes through their policy decisions.


JRF Report: UK Poverty 2018

January 7, 2019

The annual report produced by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) on poverty trends in the UK considers the impact on children, pensioners and people in work.




Prosperity and Justice: a plan for the new economy

October 4, 2018

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)’s Commission on Economic Justice has been working for nearly two years on proposals for fundamental reform of the British economy. We look at its final report here.


Viewpoint: Cuts to spending on disadvantage foreshadow a looming crisis

September 12, 2018 by LGiU

Lloyds Bank Foundation's new research from the New Policy Institute looks at changes to local government spending supporting people facing disadvantage. For LGiU, Caroline Howe, Policy and National Programmes Manager, Lloyds Bank Foundation explains what they’ve found.


Destitution in the UK 2018

August 30, 2018

The recent Rowntree Foundation report examines the reasons for destitution and the policy responses that can help to rectify it.


UK Poverty 2017: JRF Report

December 20, 2017

This briefing covers a report published in December 2017 by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) which examines trends in poverty and their causes in the UK over the twenty years since 1995-96.