19 Jun 2018

The working poor: Britain’s families living on the breadline

Social Affairs Editor and Presenter

Work is the best route out of poverty – it’s a slogan popular with politicians both left and right for the past two decades.

But as the country surges towards record numbers of people in work – the number of those in work and in poverty too is also rising.

According to the Institute for Fiscal Studies, 57 per cent of people in poverty live in households where at least one person has a job – up more than twenty per cent since 1995.