After nearly a decade of cuts, Britain is facing a poverty crisis.
Poverty is now the most visible and widespread it has been in Britain since the Tories were last in power.
This report outlines why that is. It shows how the Tories have failed 10 crucial tests for tackling poverty and improving living standards. From the growing number of homeless people on our streets to record food bank use, successive Tory governments have allowed people of all ages to fall into hardship.
As we enter the next decade, this election is a chance to right the wrongs of the 2010s. To build a fairer future and to bring a divided country together.
Labour will transform the country for the many, not the few.
Where the Tories have failed, we will deliver real change and undertake a war on poverty in all its forms.
Ten Tests of Poverty Britain the Tories have failed.
1. Child Poverty. There are 500,000 more children living in relative poverty since 2010.
2. Child Deprivation. There has been a 50% increase in the number of children in severe low income and deprivation since 2011.
3. In-Work poverty. An increase of people in in-work poverty of 1.5 million since 2010/11.
4. Wages. Wage stagnation under the Tories has cost the average worker £6,300.
5. Disposable income. Cuts to social security under the Tories have cost the average household £1,000 per year.
6. Disposable income. Cuts to social security under the Tories have cost the average household £1,000 per year.
7. Foodbanks. People have relied on foodbanks for 65 million meals in the last 5 years.
8. Homeslessness. There has been a 50% in rough sleeping since 2010.
9. Pensioner Poverty. There has been a 400,000 increase in the number of pensioners living in poverty.
10. Disability Poverty. There are 500,000 more families with someone who is disabled living in poverty since 2010.