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Nearly half of BAME UK households are living in poverty

By July 1, 2020National News

A new report published today (1st July) by the Social Metrics Commission (SMC) highlights that, although the poverty rate in the UK has remained largely unchanged over the last 20 years, there has been a significant increase in the proportion of people living in deep poverty (that is, more than 50% below the poverty line), and warns that it is those in deep poverty who are being most significantly impacted by the coronavirus.

Black and minority ethnic (BAME) households in the UK are over twice as likely to live in poverty as their white counterparts, leaving them disproportionately exposed to job losses and pay cuts caused by the coronavirus pandemic, an independent study has revealed.

For more information and to download the report go to the Social Metrics Commission (opens in a new tab)

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