4.5 million people are more than 50% below the poverty line, and 7 million people are living in persistent poverty in the UK.
Shocking findings this week from the the 2019 annual review of the The Social Metrics Commission an independent Commission formed to develop a new approach to poverty measurement based on actual family day to day experiences. Download the report for the full facts.
The Education Policy Institute has revealed that attainment gaps widely differed between different socio-economic groups. They also produced a geographical map of disadvantage which you can consult to see how your area compares.
Other valuable documentation includes Joseph Rowntree poverty reports which have annual analysis of the degree of poverty in the UK.