Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 13th March 2020.

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Photo of Paul Maynard Paul Maynard Conservative, Blackpool North and Cleveleys

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people were in persistent poverty in each of the last five years.

Photo of Will Quince Will Quince The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Statistics on persistent low income are published annually in the “Income Dynamics” publication. This data can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/income-dynamics-2016-to-2017, in the ‘persistent low income trends’ file in Table 1.

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