Tag Archives: deprivation

Poverty doubles over 30 years in UK

The percentage of households in the UK who are below society’s minimum standard of living has increased from 14% to 33% over the last 30 years, according to a new study of poverty and deprivation.

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Troubled families figure ‘delight’ misses the real picture

The headline figure of ‘troubled families’ tells us little about the situation in local areas.

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Government risks a ‘lost decade’ for deprived areas

The government heralded the fall in unemployment as evidence their economic strategy is working – but in deprived areas the picture is less rosy.

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Local authorities face much higher cuts than Pickles claimed

Eric Pickles has masked the true cuts to local government budgets by using a total inflated by council tax and NHS social care funding, reports Rosanna Singler.

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