Help with poverty

Confused about statistics on poverty? A new website could help. Provided by the New Policy Institute with support from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, it provides a comprehensive and up-to-date presentation of what has been happening to poverty and social exclusion in the UK, from income and work to health and education.

Guy Palmer, co-director of the institute, says it is vital that the poverty debate is driven by an understanding of what has actually been happening rather than by sound bite and prejudice. The site is at

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