‘The number of young people living in poverty in the UK has rocketed by 400,000 in the last ten years, according to a damning new report published today.

Research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) shows that young people are facing worse life chances than their parents, with more people aged 16-24 living in poverty than those aged 65 and over.

There are a total of 13million people living in poverty after housing costs, which is roughly unchanged on a decade ago but helped largely by a fall of 600,000 in the number of older people in poverty – the largest fall of any age group.’

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