We need a lifeline to help people keep their heads above water


This latest report from UK think tank JRF looks at what the Government could do to offer security to those in poverty or who could be swept into it.

We welcome the Government’s bold and compassionate measures that will offer security to families in this time of turmoil. Despite these welcome measures, there are many of us – people who are already in poverty and people who could be swept into it – who will not yet be feeling like they have been offered the lifeline they need to weather this storm.

This briefing, updated on 3 April 2020 following the latest measures, calls on the Government to go further and offer security to those of us who are not yet covered by the initial steps.

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