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This article focuses on information specific to the United Kingdom. Please see our Social inclusion page for a topic overview.

The United Kingdom is a developed country with comparatively large income differences. As such, those at the lower end of the income distribution have a relatively low standard of living. New data released by Department for Work and Pensions show that the number of people living in the UK in relative poverty has risen over the past two years. W



Apps for sustainability[edit]

StreetLink, enables the public to alert local authorities in England about people sleeping rough in their area. W

Citizens data initiative[edit]

As of 2013, there are 10.6 million people with income below 60% of the inflation-adjusted 2010/11 median (termed "absolute low income" by the DWP), up from 9.7 million in 2012. In 2014, another report by Institute for Fiscal Studies said that 23.2% of Britons were now in relative poverty, the highest since 2001.

It has been found by the Poverty and Social Exclusion project at Bristol University in 2014, that the proportion of households lacking three items or activities deemed necessary for life in the UK at that time (as defined by a survey of the wider population) has increased from 14% in 1983 to 33% in 2012. W

Briefing 17: Who owns all the land? Inequality Briefing


Map - Living Wage Foundation


Minimum Income Standard for the UK, Loughborough University

Poverty and Social Exclusion


News and comment[edit]


Feb 25 The New Art of Making Friends and Finding Community [1]


Jan 7 Cambridgeshire: Need to sign on? You'll have to walk 24 miles to the jobcentre [2]

Resolve to make 2019 a year of action, Jan 2 [3]


The government needs to do more to keep homes warm by @BroadPeter, Dec 6 [4]

The Common Room — designing a future for all ages, Oct 2 [5]

A friendly approach to tackling the loneliness crisis, Sep 14 [6]

Jun 11 Vinay Gupta: We can create a better society by making a floor that people can't fall beneath [7]


11 Million People In The UK Are Not "Just About Managing" At All, New Research Shows, Nov 16 [8]

UK's first report on Universal Basic Services published, Oct 11 [9]

Utopian thinking: Free housing should be a universal right, Poppy Noor, Apr 10 [10]

I was vulnerable and wanted a home. What I got was a workhouse, Daniel Lavelle, Mar 28 [11]


My faith in humanity has been renewed, George Monbiot, Dec 12 [12]

Study finds 7m Britons in poverty despite being from working families, Dec 7 [13]

Fat Macy's: How one man escaped the Catch-22 of the benefits system, Dec 1 [14]

Benefits sanctions don't work and plunge claimants into 'hunger and depression', National Audit Office finds, Nov 30 [15]

UK should follow Finland, the only European country where homelessness has decreased, Sep 15 [16]

Impact of poverty costs the UK £78bn a year, Aug 1 [17]

Number of UK children living in poverty jumps by 200,000 in a year, Jun 28 [18]

Why we need to build social capital in cities, Julia Unwin at the Human Cities Institute, Apr 13 [19]


The cause of the Runnymede eco-villagers is a righteous one, September 22 [20]

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  1. YES! Magazine
  2. The Guardian
  4. We are Citizens Advice
  5. @agenoretirement
  6. Good News Shared
  7. @nesta_uk
  10. The Guardian
  11. The Guardian
  13. The Guardian
  17. The Guardian
  18. The Guardian
  20. openDemocracy