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Third World and EU immigration means our people struggle to make ends meet

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Two million people in working families have dropped below the poverty line in just a decade (but ‘experts’ don’t blame immigration)

More than a million of these have slipped into poverty in the past five years

It means more than half of those who count as poor are in families where someone is in work, with one worker in eight living in poverty

There are 7.4 million in working families who are below the poverty line, up by 2 million since 2004/5, the economic research group says

That is more than the number of poor in jobless homes – living on state benefits or on pensions – which has fallen to 6.1 million from 6.7 million 11 years ago

By Steve Doughty

7 December 2016

Two million people in working families have dropped below the poverty line in just over a decade, a report claims.

More than a million of these have slipped into poverty in the past five years, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation said yesterday.

It means more than half of those who count as poor are in families where someone is in work, with one worker in eight living in poverty.

There are 7.4 million in working families who are below the poverty line, up by 2million since 2004/5, the economic research group says.

That is more than the number of poor in jobless homes – living on state benefits or on pensions – which has fallen to 6.1 million from 6.7 million 11 years ago.

Poverty is defined by the foundation as living on less than 60 per cent of average earnings, equivalent last year to £284 a week. The foundation claimed the rise in working poor was driven by the housing crisis and ‘high costs and insecurity in the private rented sector’.

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