Terms and conditions  

Using our website

The Poverty Review website is maintained for your personal use and viewing. Access and use by you of this site constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions. This takes effect from the date on which you first use this website.

Accessibility statement

This website is run by the Poverty Review. It is our intention that our website is usable and accessible to all users. This accessibility statement applies only to the Poverty Review website at www.independent.gov.uk/povertyreview. It does not apply to any other site, including any site that is linked from our pages.

Hyperlinking policy

Hyperlinking to the Poverty Review website

We do not object to you linking directly to pages on this site and you do not need to ask permission to do so. However, we do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. The Poverty Review pages must be displayed in the user's entire browser window.

Hyperlinking from the Poverty Review website

We are not responsible for the content or reliability of any website we link to and do not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them.

We aim to replace broken links to other sites but cannot guarantee that these links will always work as we have no control over the availability of other sites.

Virus protection

We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the Internet. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from this website. 


The Poverty Review website and material relating to its information, products and services (or to third party information, products and services), is provided ‘as is’, without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

We do not warrant that the functions contained in the material contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the materials. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of, data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of the Poverty Review website.

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.


The material featured on this site is subject to copyright protection unless otherwise indicated.

Other copyright protected materials may be reproduced free of charge in any other format or medium provided it is reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context. Where any of the copyright items on this site are being republished or copied to others, the source of the material must be identified and the copyright status acknowledged.

All documents and materials have been published for the purpose of reporting the proceedings of the Poverty Review. Subject to the paragraph above those documents and materials should not be further copied or used other than for the purposes of the Review without the authority of the relevant copyright owner.

The permission to reproduce protected material does not extend to any material on this site which is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.

Privacy policy

This privacy statement only covers the Policy Review website. It does not cover any of the sites that can be linked to from this site, so you should always be aware when you are moving to another site and read the privacy statement on that site.

What information do we collect?

When submitting your views, you will be asked to provide personal information about yourself such as name and email address. You will also be asked to give your consent for us to contact you. Please note, we will not contact you unless you give your consent.

Any information you provide to the Poverty Review will only be used by us, our agents and service providers and will not be disclosed unless we are obliged or permitted to by law to do so.

We will hold your personal information on our systems until the Review has been completed or until you no longer wish to participate.

The Data Protection Act

Under the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We use leading technologies and encryption software to safeguard your data, and keep strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it.

We do not pass on your details to any third party or other government department.

Access to your information and contacting us

If you wish to see our records of any correspondence you have sent to us, or if you have a query or complaint about this privacy policy or about the site, you can contact the Review team.