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JRF (Joseph Rowntree Foundation) says we don’t yet have official poverty data covering the pandemic period, and we know that the quality of the surveys they rely on for this information was affected by the onset of the pandemic.

The report, entitled UK Poverty 2022: The essential guide to understanding poverty in the UK, gives a statement of the need for a coordinated commitment, effort and action on the intersecting issues and challenges identified in this report.