The article "Poverty in the UK is ‘systematic' and ‘tragic', says UN special rapporteur" was published by the BBC on May 22, 2019 and describes the results of a UN report on the state of poverty in the UK. The report was made by Professor Phillip Alston.
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There is a growing poverty crisis in the UK
The article is focused on sharing the main points from a UN report about poverty in the UK:
The report cites independent experts saying that 14 million people in the UK - a fifth of the population - live in poverty, according to a new measure that takes into account costs such as housing and childcare. (ll. 20-23)
The main problem the report (and article) describes is that a very large number of British people currently live in poverty when cost of living is taken fully into account.
Destitution is widespread in the UK
The article also shares a dramatic statistic about destitution, which is a more...