Greater Manchester Poverty Action carries out research and we campaign for changes in policy both locally and nationally so that the structural and systematic causes of poverty are addressed. This page includes updates on our most recent policy work and forthcoming activities.

Recent and upcoming policy and research work

Mini Poverty Monitor

GMPA has developed a new mini poverty monitor detailing key statistics about poverty and people’s experiences of living in Greater Manchester. The aim is to provide access to data about poverty quickly and easily. Data is provided either at a Greater Manchester level and/or a local authority level. The information can be found here

Local welfare assistance schemes research

In a major study GMPA looked at the collapse in crisis support in England, tracking the fall in support provided to people needing help to live independently in their own homes or facing a sudden financial crisis.

For full details of the research published on 19th September 2018 you click here.

Local child and family poverty strategies 

GMPA has developed a tool mapping local child and family poverty strategies. The aim is to support local authorities and their partners to identify best practice and to share ideas. We have also published a briefing that makes the case for local child and family poverty strategies and provides some background to our mapping work. For full details click here

Good Employment

GMPA and the Greater Manchester Living Wage Campaign submitted a joint response to the Combined Authority’s consultation on introducing an employer’s charter for the city region.  You can read our response here

The Poverty Premium

In November 2018 research published by GMPA found that low income households in Greater Manchester could be paying over £1000 over the odds for everyday goods and services. For full details of our work on the poverty premium please click here.