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58% - proportion of those in relative poverty who live in a working household - wins Statistic of the Year

Ros
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The Royal Statistical Society says -

‘The judging panel chose this figure as it highlights both the growth of in-work poverty and the need to rise to fresh welfare challenges. The last 20 years have seen a major shift in the UK, from poverty being largely seen as a problem of unemployment to an issue that is now seen to afflict working households too.

‘This stark statistic really highlights one of the biggest issues facing the UK - in-work poverty,’ said judging panel member Kelly Beaver of Ipsos MORI. ‘While it could be seen as positive that more people are in work, this figure shows that employment doesn’t necessarily mean an escape from poverty. Far from it, in fact.’‘

Statistics of the Year 2019: Winners announced

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Ros - 20 December 2019 10:04 AM

The Royal Statistical Society says -

‘The judging panel chose this figure as it highlights both the growth of in-work poverty and the need to rise to fresh welfare challenges. The last 20 years have seen a major shift in the UK, from poverty being largely seen as a problem of unemployment to an issue that is now seen to afflict working households too.

‘This stark statistic really highlights one of the biggest issues facing the UK - in-work poverty,’ said judging panel member Kelly Beaver of Ipsos MORI. ‘While it could be seen as positive that more people are in work, this figure shows that employment doesn’t necessarily mean an escape from poverty. Far from it, in fact.’‘

Statistics of the Year 2019: Winners announced

“Work is the way out of poverty” (Ian Duncan Smith)

“Arbeit Macht Frei” (“work will set you free”), (Adolf Hitler and co)