About Us

The goal of our work is:

‘To increase understanding of poverty among parliamentarians and to seek all party solutions, while drawing on a range of outside people and knowledge’.

Main activities in the last parliament

In 2018-19, the APPG on Poverty ran an inquiry into the Poverty Premium – the dilemma that people living in poverty pay more for essential goods and services. Recent research shows that low-income households pay a poverty premium of £490 per year.

The inquiry examined how and why poorer households experience the poverty premium and explored ways in which this can be addressed by government and business.

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Officers of the APPG on Poverty as of April 2021

  • Kevin Hollinrake MP – Co-Chair
  • Baroness Ruth Lister – Co-Chair
  • Afzal Khan MP – Vice-Chair
  • Lord Bird – Vice-Chair
  • Lyn Brown MP – Vice-Chair
  • Tony Lloyd MP – Vice-Chair
  • Baroness Christine Blower – Member

2021 APPG on Poverty meetings

2020 APPG on Poverty meetings

2019 APPG on Poverty meetings

2018 APPG on Poverty meetings

2017 APPG on Poverty meetings

2016 APPG on Poverty meetings

Previous Reports and Publications

In previous years the APPG focused on:

  1. Children’s voices – a Children’s Manifesto addressing what to do about poverty
  2. Civil society – the role civil society can play in the reduction of poverty
  3. Business & Poverty – the responsibility of business to reduce poverty and what it can do in practice