Retiring into poverty?

By Janet Morrison | 11 August 2016
  • Janet Morrison

The existence of poverty should be an embarrassment to any modern, economically developed society like ours. It is a moral tragedy in its own right. It also carries a broader cost to taxpayers.

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) this week published a comprehensive assessment of the impact of poverty on public spending. The headline finding is that poverty costs taxpayers £78bn a year.

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