Poverty / Social Exclusion

On this page we look at the main definition of poverty used in the UK, we ask how many people in this country are poor and look at some of the problems related to child poverty.
28 July 2011
Commenting on the news today (Friday) that the UK Statistics Authority has rebuked the Department for Work and Pensions for “serious deficiencies” in its handling of worklessness data, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
26 November 2010
Commenting on the latest figures for workless households, published today (Thursday) by the Office for National Statistics, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
04 November 2010
Nearly two thirds of the £15.9 billion of welfare and benefit cuts announced in the emergency budget and spending review will hit working families, undermining government claims that they are ‘making work pay', the TUC reveals today (Monday).
01 November 2010
Plans to increase child tax credit by £30 a year in 2011/12 will be dwarfed by childcare cuts of up to £30 a week – or £1,560 a year – according to plans announced in the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) today (Tuesday), says the TUC.
20 October 2010
Commenting on the latest inflation figures published today (Tuesday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show RPI inflation falling to 4.6 per cent in September, CPI remaining unchanged at 3.1 per cent and the Rossi index staying at 4.8 per cent, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
12 October 2010
Commenting on plans announced today (Monday) by the Government to cut child benefit for higher rate taxpayers, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
04 October 2010
New TUC analysis published today (Monday) of the Government's proposed 10 per cent housing benefit cut for adults who have been claiming Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) for more than 12 months, reveals that at least 194,000 unemployed adults will lose nearly £500 a year if the cut is introduced.
06 September 2010
Commenting on the Government's plans announced today (Tuesday) in the Queen's Speech for a Welfare Reform Bill, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
25 May 2010
The number of people spending their second successive Christmas on the dole will double to over 200,000 this year, a TUC analysis of labour market statistics reveals today (Wednesday).
23 December 2009

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