Understanding Austerity: resources from Life on the Breadline

Austerity isn’t a term many of us use in everyday life, but austerity policies have significantly effected the lives of those experiencing poverty in the UK.

Three year research project Life on the Breadline based at the University of Coventry have produced an Austerity Timeline to visually explain austerity policies introduced between 2008 – 2021.


Photo credit: Beth Waters

They have also created this short video, aimed particularly at Christian churches but applicable to all, to encourage communities to think about the unequal impact of austerity in the UK: