Cost of Living Research Group
The University of York has a long tradition of groundbreaking research on poverty, inequality, social justice, social policy and politics.
Today as a University for Public Good, we are bringing together our expertise from across the University to focus on the drivers of the cost of living, and its impact on the wellbeing of people and communities.
We work across a wide range of issues, supported by The York Policy Engine with funding from Research England. Our people and projects shape policy locally, regionally and nationally. Alongside our efforts as an academic community, the University of York is also supporting students and staff through the 2022/2023 cost of living crisis.
These pages provide further information about who we are, our research projects and our blogs.
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increase in homelessness from January to March 2022 compared to last year.
Chaired by Professor Kate Pickett, The York Cost of Living Research Group's members are divided across schools and departments within the University.
The group is supported The York Policy Engine and Professor Evan Kontopantelis, University of Manchester.