Monitoring poverty and social exclusion in Wales, 2015.

March 10, 2016

  • An average of 700,000 people were in poverty in Wales in the three years to 2013/14, equivalent to 23 per cent of the population.
  • The introduction of the national living wage (NLW) will only partially offset the cuts in tax credits: some families with children in particular will be worse off. Rural Wales will be disproportionately affected.

Read the full report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation here.The research looks at measures of low income, low pay and other types of disadvantage.