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Leeds residents are increasingly having to borrow from loan sharks and high-interest lenders to meet their basic needs because of issues with their benefits, according to new research.

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The project will address noncoverage error to improve our conceptual, methodological and substantive understanding of poverty across Europe.

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Raising benefits in line with earnings – not inflation – will make things worse for low-income households in the coming years.  

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Black and minority ethnic people are disproportionately falling faster and further below the poverty line amidst the cost of living crisis, according to a new report.

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New research will examine how women’s early experiences of employment shape long-term career paths and reinforce inequalities in the labour market.