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New research published today shows that 90,000 people die in poverty in the UK each year.
The report published by end-of-life charity Marie Curie, based on research carried out by the Centre for Research in Social Policy at Loughborough University, revealed that the situation is particularly bleak for people of working age who are in the last 12 months of life, with more than 1 in 4 (28%) of this group dying in poverty. This makes those who die at working age more than twice as likely to die in poverty than compared to those who live past pension age. The risk rises steeply for parents with dependent children, with two out of three facing poverty toward the end of their lives if they die before retirement age.
New research on the living standards of young adults in the West Midlands
Dr Ruth Webber has been awarded funding to carry out new research on the living standards of young adults in the West Midlands, transitioning out of homelessness focusing on the impact of low benefit rates.
Latest analysis of Households below a Minimum Income Standard published
Nearly half of working-age adults living below the Minimum Income Standard (MIS) are in working households, shows a new report from the Centre for Research in Social Policy at Loughborough University. The findings highlight that work often fails to lift people out of poverty, in a direct challenge to the DWP’s newly announced ‘Way to Work’ campaign.
Staying home and getting on
Tackling the challenges facing low to middle income families where young adults live with their parents.
CRSP study for Scottish Government shows how high costs drive fuel poverty in remote areas
A study using Minimum Income Standards research to identify higher costs in remote parts of Scotland will play a key role in the Scottish Government's plans to tackle fuel poverty.
Latest MIS study shows low income households need greater support emerging from COVID, as cuts loom
The 2021 update of the Minimum Income Standard shows that if planned cuts to Universal Credit go ahead in October, a single person who has lost their job will have only 33% of what they need to reach MIS, the lowest level yet recorded.
A Minimum Income Standard for London 2020
The latest report on the Minimum Income Standard for London focuses on households with children, what these households need for a decent standard of living in the capital, and how this compares to elsewhere in the UK.
Seeking security in an unstable world: low-income families before and during the pandemic - new research published
Two new reports have been published from our qualitative longitudinal research study ‘Bringing up a family: making ends meet’, funded by JRF.
Households below a Minimum Income Standard - Latest report
The latest report in the Households below a Minimum Income Standard series, looking back over the ten year period from 2008/9 to 2018/19, is published today.