Joseph Rowntree Foundation

UK Poverty Causes, Costs and Solutions

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In 1929, former Prime Minister David Lloyd George made a pledge to the nation: “We can conquer unemployment. We mobilised for war. Let us mobilise for prosperity.” 

In 2016, it is time we made a new pledge – we can conquer poverty.

Poverty in the UK is real, costly and harmful, affecting millions of people. We can do something about it if we choose to. JRF’s comprehensive, long-term strategy shows how governments, businesses, communities and citizens can all mobilise for a sustainable prosperity; for a UK free from poverty.
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