UK Poverty 2023: The essential guide to understanding poverty in the UK

Written by Joseph Rowntree Foundation www.jrf.org.uk

UK Poverty 2023 sets out recent trends in poverty across the UK, how levels of poverty differ between groups of people and regions, and the impact it has on people’s lives. These findings can help us to understand the current situation and future prospects for poverty in the UK.

We are in the midst of a profound cost of living crisis with huge implications for society. Many of us are having to make difficult choices on what spending we prioritise, but some of us face increasingly bleak choices. None of these should be necessary in a country as wealthy as the UK.

We know poverty at any stage in life can lead to negative outcomes, so it is critical to scrutinise the data thoroughly to work out who is worst affected, determine how trends are changing over time and see what future prospects are likely to be.

If you would like to access and read the full report please visit: UK Poverty 2023: The essential guide to understanding poverty in the UK | JRF