Archbishop calls for society to stamp out poverty

The Archbishop of York Credit: Calendar

The Archbishop of York has today backed a campaign to stamp out poverty in society.

Doctor John Sentamu called for a Living Wage to be introduced; more investment in public services, more investment in the North of England and more affordable housing.

The Archbishop believes people should pay their fair share, with the “better off putting their hand in their pockets to help those in need at the bottom”.

Stating that the problem of poverty was not simply to do with worklessness, he pointed out that one in five people in the UK who are in work are not paid a Living Wage – and that six out of ten families in the UK living in poverty have at least one adult in paid work.