Well, yes

There are more working families living in poverty in the UK than non-working ones for the first time, a charity has found

Just over half of the 13 million people living below the poverty line, some 6.7 million, come from working families – an increase of 500,000 on last year.

If you reduce poverty among pensioners, the disabled and those not working, then the proportion of those in poverty who are working will rise.

3 comments on “Well, yes

  1. And the incentive to get off welfare will …. ?

    Sometimes people really don’t think these things through.

  2. I’ve been arguing about this with people, and they cannot see the difference between the proportion of working people in poverty going up (which it hasn’t) and the proportion of people in poverty going up (which, as Tim said, is due to pensioners, mostly because of restoring their index-linking).

  3. I’ve been arguing about this with people, and they cannot see the difference between the proportion of working people in poverty going up (which it hasn’t) and the proportion of people in poverty who are working going up (which, as Tim said, is due to pensioners, mostly because of restoring their index-linking).

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