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The Commission on Living Standards hosted by the Resolution Foundation has released figures relating to living standards in the UK, using numbers from 1975 up to 2010. These figures show that over the last two generations the poorest people have been increasing their earnings at a lower rate than...
Homeless charity Shelter has compiled an interactive map showing the stark regional disparity in terms of how likely houses are to be repossessed. The charity claims there is a strong link between repossession hotspots and rising unemployment.
A survey of 350,000 Unite members suggests that 82% are unable to make their wages last for the whole month, with 12% being forced to resort to payday loans to cover the period.
A House of Commons study has revealed that over the lifespan of the coalition government families will have 1,700 a year less than they did in 2010, this figure is already at 800 and is set to more than double in the next three years.
The Department for Work and Pensions has announced this week that it will provide credit unions with a 38m investment over the next three years to modernise and expand the sector.
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