News and views

Below you will find details of current reports and news stories (from 2015 onwards) which are of particular relevance to this website.  They include stories from the UK and across the world which focus on poverty and, in particular, poverty measurement. You can search these stories by subject in the box below. 

News stories archive provides summaries of news stories on poverty and social exclusion from 2011 to 2014, the period of the PSE UK project. Under Reports archive you will find summaries of reports from academic institutes, think tanks, charities, pressure groups and government and international agencies for this period. Under Articles archive you will find artcilces esepcially wrtiten for the PSE website during this period. 

Links provides a growing list of organisations interested in research in poverty and social exclusion.  

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Child in pram

Fact check: the Prime Minister's claim that "there are 400,000 fewer children in poverty than there were in 2010"  (Andrew Marr Show, 1 December, 2019) is not supported by Government statistics. Read the actual figures....


Food bank open

Current benefit payments are at their lowest level since 1948, finds a new report from the IPPR. Further analysis suggest it could even be relatively lower than the Elizabethan Poor Laws.

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