“…poverty isn’t just an issue of money”

The Conservatives have released their policy analysis of poverty, main report here (pdf file). . It argues that in 21st century UK there are five “routes” to poverty: economic dependence and worklessness; family breakdown; addictions; educational failure and debt. (Note all are pdf files)

It concludes that:

“we need a system that understands that while material deprivation must continue to be dealt with, poverty isn’t just an issue of money; while money is important, so is the quality of the social structure of our lives. To improve the wellbeing of this country it is necessary that we help the people of Britain improve the quality of their lives or we will all become poorer.”