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1 Million Britons Set to Live in Destitution, Think Tank Warns

  • NIESR calls for $5.2 Billion to ease living costs crisis
  • Economy is likely to slide into recession in second half
A volunteer prepares bags for distribution at a food bank in Harold Hill, UK.

A volunteer prepares bags for distribution at a food bank in Harold Hill, UK.

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

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The number of Britons living in destitution could reach 1 million over the next year unless the government takes urgent action to tackle the cost of living crisis, a leading think tank warned.