Poverty is our concern. It is also the subject of a United Nations Report published in May 2019.
It notes that "Although the United Kingdom is the world’s fifth largest economy, one fifth of its population (14 million people) live in poverty, four million of those are more than 50 per cent below the poverty line, and 1.5 million of them experienced destitution in 2017, unable to afford basic essentials. And 2.5 million people survive with incomes no more than 10 per cent above the poverty line – just one crisis away from falling into poverty."
The author is the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Philip Alston.