IPPR warn of over 1 million more in poverty due to pandemic

IPPR warn of over 1 million more in poverty due to pandemic

The economic fallout of the pandemic could leave 1.1 million more people below the pre-Covid poverty line at year end, including a further 200,000 children, according to analysis by the IPPR think tank.

Without urgent action to protect families from the financial hardship caused by the pandemic, this would bring the total number of children living in poverty in the UK to 4.5 million, an increase of almost 5 per cent. Read more here.

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