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How Benefits are Distributed

People commonly assume that benefits are just for the poorest. This could not be further from the truth. Benefits are received by every group in society and the highest level of benefits are received by middle-income families.


The publisher is the Centre for Welfare Reform.

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Women at the Centre

Women at the Centre

Simon Duffy and Clare Hyde explain how WomenCentre achieves its astonishing outcomes and explore the difficulties faced by innovative organisations in the welfare system.

The Politics of Poverty

The Politics of Poverty

Dr Simon Duffy explores ONS data on inequality and poverty and tries to get behind the myths and lies used to exploit the poorest in the UK.

The Politics of Poverty

Slides: The Politics of Poverty

In this presentation for an Anti-Poverty Conference organised by Bolsover CVP, Simon Duffy explores some of the myths about inequality and poverty in the UK.

Inequality and Poverty

Graphic: Inequality and Poverty

In 2016 the poorest 6.5 million individuals in the UK lived on an average of £51 per week after tax, that's about £7 per day.

Real Poverty

Graphic: Real Poverty

Poverty is not just lack of money, its also isolation, disadvantage and exclusion

Poverty UK

Poverty UK

Simon Duffy explores the politics behind poverty in the UK today.

Listening Up to Poverty

Listening Up to Poverty

Simon Duffy reflects on the stories he heard at a conference on poverty and welfare reform.