The 2020/21 edition of Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s (JRF) looks at the nature and scale of poverty across the UK, in particular analysing the impact of COVID-19.
The report states that, even before COVID-19, a high number of those in the UK were at risk of falling into poverty, and that those most at risk have been hit hardest by the pandemic. This includes part-time and low-paid workers, lone parents, and those in areas of the UK with already higher levels of unemployment, poverty and deprivation.
Among the JRF report’s recommendations, are increased investment in skills and retraining to help adults find work in new jobs and sectors (to work alongside the Plan for Jobs), and increasing security for low-paid workers.
To see the full report and recommendations from JRF (January 2021), click here.