Cost of living crisis
It’s not enough to know how many people are below the poverty line – we need to measure poverty depth.
The UK government’s most recent poverty statistics show that poverty rates declined during the first year of the pandemic. But this should offer little comfort to those concerned about the cost of living crisis.
Dr Daniel Edmiston from the School of Sociology and Social Policy has authored a piece in The Conversation that looks at the government's method in measuring poverty .