England & Wales, Scotland Communities and society , Welfare and equalities

Destitution in the UK 2023 – Joseph Rowntree Foundation report

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Summary

New JRF research has found that 3.8 million people in the UK are destitute, including 1 million children. Destitution has risen sharply over recent years, despite government action to boost incomes during the Covid-19 pandemic and cost-of-living crisis. This briefing looks at these alarming findings and potential policy implications.

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