The fall in the proportion of older people living in poverty has been one of the great public policy success stories of recent decades. In the mid 90s, it was fairly common to see press stories of older people eking out pensions, huddled under blankets unable to afford fuel, or living on cheap, poorly
Did you know that London has the worst ‘pensioner poverty’ rate in the country and that poverty among older Londoners is rising?
Any idea that ‘pensioner poverty has been solved’ is challenged by figures in the 2015 edition of “Households Below Average Income” (HBAI) published recently by the DWP and covering up to 2013-14.
Across the UK, 1.6 million pensioners (14%) were considered to be in ‘relative low income’ and 1.9 million (16%)…