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Solving poverty after Brexit

Explores ways to address poverty in the UK following the country's departure from the EU. Outlines the reasons why solving poverty is important, highlighting support for leaving the EU among different socio-economic groups. Nearly four million workers living in poverty and employment types of workers in poverty. Considers the opportunities for addressing poverty following Brexit, looking at expectations of low income voters including what central government priorities should be after the UK leaves the EU. Argues that low pay and living standards should be addressed through increasing personal tax allowances and by redesigning welfare benefits to restore work allowances to their original level.

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Author:
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Year:
2018
Pages:
19
Ref No:
B51703
Source:
Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF)

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