Poverty in the UK

Monitoring poverty and social exclusion 2013: JRF

  • Over the four years to 2011/12 median income fell by an unprecedented 8 per cent
  • Alongside the 13 million people in poverty in 2011/12 are a further two million with incomes that would have been low enough to count as poverty in 2007/08
  • Of the 13 million people in poverty around 6.7 million were in a family where someone worked.