Financial Inclusion and Poverty Research
The work on Financial Inclusion in Leeds City Council started in 2003 with a major research study into financial exclusion. For more information on the team and its work, please visit www.leeds.gov.uk/fi
The team works on research and evidence led initiatives around tackling high cost lending, reducing debt levels and increasing financial resilience of the poorest citizens and communities in the city, and problem gambling. To access research studies commissioned by the Financial Inclusion team, please click on the links below:
2010: Financial exclusion since 2004
The Leeds Poverty Fact Book
The Poverty Fact Book was developed in order to understand and document the levels of poverty in Leeds, inform policies and assist in the city’s anti-poverty agenda. The Fact Book contains national and locally sourced data and information to help define and analyse the different themes of poverty.
Themes within the Fact Book include the numbers of people in income poverty, in-work poverty, those earning less than the living wage, people in fuel poverty, food poverty, debt, those affected by welfare benefit changes, and much more.
The latest version can be accessed here: Poverty Fact Book
Problem Gambling Research in Leeds
In April 2016 Leeds City Council commissioned Leeds Beckett University to undertake research into the extent of problem gambling in Leeds and to better understand the current support systems that are in place to assist those affected. This research is now being used to improve the support available to those affected by gambling related harm and increase awareness of the issue. To download the research click the links below: