England & Wales, Scotland Welfare and equalities

An insight into national and local Poverty Commissions

Summary

The creation of poverty and inequality commissions is one method deployed to address rising levels of poverty in the UK and build a more inclusive model of governance. The following briefing will examine both the national Poverty and Inequality Commission and a number of smaller city-based commissions across the UK, in an effort to explore the steps that are being taken to address these important issues and the potential that this method of governance has for local authorities.

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