Working hard(ship): An exploration of poverty, work and tenure

The Resolution Foundation has released a new report exploring the connection between poverty, work, and housing in the UK. By tracking the effect of entering work on household incomes over several years the report examines the rise of in-work poverty – particularly on those in social housing.

The findings show that despite the positive downward affect of work on poverty rates, there are many factors showing in-work poverty is still a live policy concern. Many move in and out of the condition over time and in-work poverty rates remain high for social renters compared to non-social renters, with lower pay and hours increasing in-work poverty risk.

The report also examines how changes and cuts to the benefit system are affecting in-work support and presents recommendations for policy makers to ensure working families can be free of the cycle of in-work poverty.

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