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Poverty May 08 2012, 0 Comments

Nearly a quarter of all UK citizens were at risk of poverty or social exclusion, according to a survey by the ONS, released this week. This is equivalent to 14 million people and places the UK midway down the EU poverty league table, with Bulgaria, Latvia and Lithuania worst performers, with nearly half their populations at risk. The three best performing countries were the Czech Republic, Netherlands and Sweden, with just 15% at risk.