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Around a million children in the UK are living in destitution – with harmful consequences for their development4 min read
Recent analysis reveals a 61% increase in destitution in the UK since 2019, with 3.8 million people affected in 2022. Of concern is the steep rise in destitution among children (an 88% increase), impacting their long-term development and perpetuating societal inequalities.
How much income is needed to live well in the UK in 2023? At least £29,500 – much more than many households bring in5 min read
The government should align benefit increases with inflation to provide certainty and enhance the safety net. Removing the two-child limit could lift a quarter of a million children out of poverty.