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New analysis of poverty in Kensington & Chelsea

This newly-updated profile of Kensington & Chelsea provides an overview of poverty and inequality in the borough, as well as detailed analysis on a number of indicators relating to incomes, child poverty and housing.... Read more...

Blog: Using household-level data to understand the drivers of poverty in London

How are low income Londoners being hit by welfare reforms? Policy in Practice embarks on a two-year project tracking half a million households in the capital to find out how factors such as housing, jobs and childcare help or hinder... Read more...

4 in 10 Londoners can't afford a decent standard of living

It costs between 18% and 56% more for households to reach decent living standard in London compared to rest of UK. New research from Loughborough University shows that 41% of Londoners have less income than they need for what the... Read more...

5-year rise in low pay in London finally halts

But huge jumps over the decade; in 2006 6% of full-time jobs were low paid, it's now 12% In 2006 30% of part-time jobs were low paid, it's now 43% New analysis from New Policy Institute - funded by... Read more...

New analysis of economic outcomes by social class

The Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at LSE has published new analysis by social class of the impact of the financial crash in 2007 and the subsequent economic downturn. The analysis shows that average household income for Londoners in... Read more...

Despite cuts to housing benefit, claimants are remaining in London

Hannah Aldridge, Head of Analysis at New Policy Institute (authors of London's Poverty Profile and Movements of housing benefit claimants in London), examines the effect of cuts to housing benefits on London's claimant population. There has been widespread concern that... Read more...

Improving this website

We would really like your feedback on the London's Poverty Profile website. By answering a few short questions, you can help us find out what is and isn't working on the website - so that we can make it better.... Read more...

Half of London's self-employed low-paid

New research, released today by the Social Market Foundation (SMF) think-tank, reveals that almost half (49%) of UK self-employed are in low pay on an hourly basis, compared with just 22% of UK employees. When pay is looked at on... Read more...

Food poverty: 1 in 3 London boroughs have cut meals on wheels, new report shows

Last week London's first comprehensive food poverty report was released which looks Beyond the Food Bank at what local authorities are doing to help the most vulnerable access food. Read more...

Blog: What's happening to poverty and opportunity in London? The good, the bad and the ugly

Chief Executive of the Resolution Trust, Gavin Kelly, spoke at the launch of London's Poverty Profile 2015, responding to the findings. He also wrote a blog based on the talk he gave at the launch, which was originally posted on... Read more...

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New analysis of poverty in Kensington & Chelsea

This newly-updated profile of Kensington & Chelsea provides an overview of poverty and inequality in the borough, as well as... More...

Blog: Using household-level data to understand the drivers of poverty in London

How are low income Londoners being hit by welfare reforms? Policy in Practice embarks on a two-year project tracking half... More...

4 in 10 Londoners can't afford a decent standard of living

It costs between 18% and 56% more for households to reach decent living standard in London compared to rest of... More...

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