Our CEO gives evidence to Parliament's Work and Pensions Committee on the SMC's new measure of UK poverty
Wednesday, 16 January 2019
For too long, much of the political and policy debate on poverty has focussed on whether and how we should measure poverty, rather than the action needed to drive better outcomes for the most disadvantaged in our society.
In September 2018, the Social Metrics Commission (SMC) launched a new measure of poverty in the UK. Legatum Institute CEO and Chair of the SMC Philippa Stroud tells the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee why the new measure is the most authoritative measure of poverty in the UK today.
You can watch the evidence session here.
You can find out more about the work of the SMC here.