According to the latest annual poverty and social exclusion report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation which provides data and analysis for the last 5 years . The Trussell Trust has also recorded rising foodbank usage.
Also this week analysis on lifetime wealth from IFS found that using data from the Wealth and Assets survey younger generations were likely to be less well off than their parents.
ISER is also conducting some interesting research into new ways of measuring poverty. Their blog links to a number of discussion papers.