supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering
Joseph Rowntree Foundation - Destitution in the UK series
Joseph Rowntree Foundation has published its third study in the Destitution in the UK series. The research found that, even before COVID-19, destitution was rising across the UK. Now, more than 2 million families risk being pulled into "increasing, intensifying" levels of poverty.
JRF key recommendation is to make the £20 weekly uplift in Universal Credit (UC) and Working Tax Credit (WTC) permanent and extend this lifeline to those claiming legacy benefits.