In work poverty hits record high - Joseph Rowntree Foundation

One in every eight workers in the UK - 3.8 million people - is now living in poverty. A total of 7.4 million people, including 2.6 million children, are in poverty despite being in a working family. This means that a record high of 55 per cent of people in poverty are in working households.  

Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion 2016, an annual state of the nation report written for the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation by the New Policy Institute, has found that 13.5 million people, 21% of the UK’s population, are living in poverty.


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Comment by Daniel Buckley on December 8, 2016 at 21:03

Free movement of labour in Europe is an EU/Corporate scam.

In front of some 23 EU Financial Ministers  at a closed-doors ECB presentation during late 2014, Mario Draghi clinically explained that wage-value destruction in the European Union was vital if the continent was to compete successfully with the emerging nations and smaller Asian tigers. He bullet-pointed on a chart how this could and would be achieved by austerity, unemployment and freedom of movement.

 Draghi is a sociopathic opportunist  and was quick to spot, long before he inherited the ECB crown, that hastily folding former Soviet satellites into the EU was a potentially destabilising action....but could drag down wage levels if it enabled €5 per hour Eastern European workers to travel unencumbered, and undercut €15 West European artisans at the €10 point.

Cleverly, the free movement of labour has achieved this in Britain. Draghis and his enablers are culpable for the poverty and suffering of millions  in Europe to serve their Corporate masters.

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