JRF

JRF is an independent social change organisation working to solve UK poverty. We were established over 100 years ago by Joseph Rowntree to provide affordable housing in communities and to understand the root causes of social problems.

Through research, policy, collaboration and practical solutions, JRF aims to inspire action and change that will create a prosperous UK without poverty, where:

  • More people want to solve poverty, understand it and take action.
  • More people find a route out of poverty through work.
  • More people find a route out of poverty through a better system of social security.
  • More people live in a decent, affordable home.

In order to loosen poverty’s grip on people who are struggling to get by, we work with private, public and voluntary sectors, as well as people with lived experience of poverty, to deliver credible solutions and hold the Government to account for their actions on poverty.

We regularly publish reports and blogs with policy recommendations on the above areas of work, as well as hosting events bringing key stakeholders together. Our annual report, UK Poverty, provides an overview of the nature and scale of poverty across the UK and how it affects the people caught in its grip.

 

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Recent Reports

By Dave Innes

This report from UK think tank JRF looks at how the Chancellor should tailor his policy response to the needs…

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By David Innes; Rachelle Earwaker

This latest report, from UK think tank JRF looks at why we need to tackle productivity and living standards to…

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By Rachelle Earwaker

This latest report from UK think tank JRF looks at polling suggesting homeowners are often not well placed to weather…

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By Mike Hawking

This latest report from UK think tank JRF looks at the Coronavirus Jobs Retention Scheme and how it can be…

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By Dave Innes

This latest report from UK think tank JRF looks at what the Government could do to offer security to those…

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By Chris Goulden

This latest report from UK think tank JRF is their annual review of the nature and scale of UK poverty.…

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By Dave Innes

This latest report from UK think tank JRF looks at why one in eight workers now live in poverty. In…

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