The ‘State of the Nation’ report, warns that ministers must make tackling poverty an economic priority in 2021 or they risk being defined by a record of worsening hardship.
The report says that the third lockdown has rightly prioritised saving lives, as no life that is lost can be rebuilt. For families in poverty this has been a year of relentless pressure simply to stay afloat. Trying to work, care for children and stay healthy during a third lockdown will push many to the brink when they have few resources left.