Number of people below the level of poverty in the UK reached 7,4 mln, record high from 2010. Overall they are 13 million people in condition of relative poverty, 1.1 million more than in 2010 and at the highest level since 2010 (year of the conservative shift of power).
The most concerning figure is that 2.6 million are children: about 100,000 children fell into relative poverty in 2015-16. One of the main issues is that more than half of the all people in poverty (55%) live within working families: living wages and rent are key problem which the Conservative ‘tenancy’ which now agreed on a general overreaching cut of London
Official government figures show that the total number of Londoners living in poverty has risen a little over the last few years with the growing population and now stands at around 2.3 million people. In percentage terms, the rate has stayed the same, at 27 per cent of all those living in the region, averaged over three years 2013/14-2015/16.