About us

The Social Metrics Commission is an independent charity dedicated to helping policy makers and the public understand and take action to tackle poverty. Our work is based on rigorous analysis and research and is underpinned by an open approach that looks to engage with the widest range of stakeholders possible.

Our ultimate goal is to develop new poverty metrics for the UK. We want these metrics to both have long-term political support and effectively identify those who are in poverty. By doing so, we hope that Government and others will be better able to develop interventions that reduce the number of people experiencing poverty and improve outcomes for those people who do experience it.

Contact us and get involved

We want our work to be informed by the widest range of views and experiences of poverty. If you want to know more about our work or get involved in shaping our thinking please get in touch with the Secretariat.