Call for new Beveridge report as number of destitute UK households doubles during Covid

Research shows the pandemic has had a disproportionate economic impact on regions such as the north-west of England

The number of British households plunged into destitution more than doubled last year, according to alarming new research on the devastating fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Amid growing concerns over the unequal impact the crisis has had on the poor and low-paid, it has emerged that there were 220,000 more households living in destitution by the end of last year, potentially more than half a million people.

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