Lived Experience

The APPG on Poverty believes it is important to amplify the voices of people living in poverty, and to ensure that the media and Parliamentarians hear their stories.

We have collated a bank of lived experience evidence through films, podcasts, blogs and articles both created and contributed to by such experts.

The APPG on Poverty holds inaugural meeting on 12 February 2020

The APPG on Poverty held its inaugural meeting on the 12 February 2020. The minutes of that meeting are now available. The meeting included the election of officers for ...Read More

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The Effects of UK Immigration, Asylum and Refugee Policy on Poverty: A Joint Inquiry by the APPG on Migration and the APPG and the APPG on Poverty – Official Launch and Call for Written Evidence

Today we are officially launching a joint inquiry into The Effects of UK Immigration, Asylum and Refugee Policy on Poverty with the APPG on Migration. We have decided to ...Read More

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APPG publishes report on the (in)adequacy of social security

In spring 2023, the APPG on Poverty launched a short inquiry into the (in)adequacy of social security benefits, putting out a call for evidence then holding two evidence sessions. ...Read More

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APPG launches call for evidence for inquiry into the (in)adequacy of social security

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Poverty is launching an inquiry looking into the (in)adequacy of the social security benefit rates, focusing on benefits for working-age people and their ...Read More

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The APPG on Poverty holds inaugural meeting on 12 February 2020

Posted on 10 Mar 2020

The APPG on Poverty held its inaugural meeting on the 12 February 2020. The minutes of that meeting are now available. The meeting included the election of officers for ...Read More Read More

APPG publishes report on in-work poverty

Posted on 20 Jul 2022

In autumn 2021, the APPG on Poverty launched a short inquiry into in-work poverty, putting out a call for evidence then holding two evidence sessions. The first of these ...Read More Read More

APPG publishes update of report on the impact on poverty of £20 increase

Posted on 06 Oct 2021

At the beginning of the year, the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Poverty published a report on the impact on poverty of not maintaining the £20 increase to universal ...Read More Read More

APPG launches call for evidence for short inquiry into in-work poverty

Posted on 02 Sep 2021

Despite increases to the National Living Wage, levels of poverty within working households continue to rise. The number of children in relative poverty in households where all the parent(s) ...Read More Read More

APPG publishes report on the impact on poverty of not keeping the £20 uplift in universal credit

Posted on 01 Feb 2021

In December 2020, the APPG released a call for evidence looking into the impact on poverty of the £20 uplift in universal credit and working tax credits as well ...Read More Read More

APPG launches call for evidence into the impact on poverty of maintaining the £20 uplift in universal credit

Posted on 14 Dec 2020

This year the Chancellor made the decision to uprate universal credit by £20 a week and boosted the incomes of millions of families. There is evidence from the likes ...Read More Read More

APPG’s next meeting on Tuesday 1 December with the Social Metrics Commission

Posted on 27 Nov 2020

APPG on Poverty’s first online meeting will take place on Tuesday 1st December at 10am – 11:30am on Zoom. The APPG, supported by Child Poverty Action Group and the ...Read More Read More

Coronavirus update

Posted on 23 Mar 2020

The APPG on Poverty is currently suspending its activities because of restrictions in access to the Parliamentary estate. Read More

The APPG on Poverty was disbanded in advance of the December 2019 General Election

Posted on 05 Feb 2020

It is re-convening with its Inaugural Meeting meeting of the new Parliament on Wednesday 12 February 2020 at 1pm. Following this, it will re-register as an APPG and further ...Read More Read More

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