The Poorest UK Places

The most impoverished neighborhood in England is an Essex seaside village, which is according to a recently published official study. Having measured the states of deprivation across thirty-two thousand eight hundred and forty-four areas in the country, the researchers concluded that the community that lies east of Jaywick near Clacton-on-Sea is the most deprived region in the country. The report also found that most of the deprived neighborhoods in the country lie in the north. These include Middlesbrough, Hull, Liverpool, Knowsley, and Manchester.
Of the top ten most deprived neighborhoods, Blackpool had ten on the list. It also had eight regions placing in the twenty most deprived areas. According to the Index of Multiple Deprivation published in 2015, eighty-three percent of the neighborhoods in the list were present in the year 2010. Some communities have gotten dropped from the list, following investments made after the last record got published. Seven out of the ten local districts with the most significant levels of income deprivation amongst the older population are in the capital.


Without interventions from both the local and the national governments, neighborhoods such as the Jaywick are in danger of spiraling out of control in regards to poverty. People in this area face numerous planning restrictions imposed on them by the national government. These regulations prevent them from undertaking any significant housing developments and have done so for the last four decades. The government, as well as the local council, was recently lobbied to come up with less stringent standards on the housing to benefit the people living here. With the new policies in place, squalor can get reduced over time. ‘Housing’ is a means of providing shelter as well as employment opportunities to the residents. A recent study shows that unemployment levels are at record levels and many people are unable to scrape up enough money to meet their basic needs.

Top twenty most deprived regions in the UK

  • Tendring- around St Osyth and Seawick
  • Blackpool- the Area near The Central Pier
  • Blackpool- Around the Promenade by the North Pier
  • Thanet- In Cliftonville West
  • Blackpool- in the Region by the South Pier
  • Tendring- in the Area by Clacton-On-The-Sea
  • Blackpool- in the Region That Falls between Waterloo Road and St Chad’s Station
  • Coventry- In the Area around Hillmorton Road In Henly
  • Blackpool- In Woolman Road As Well As Clinton Avenue
  • Waveney- In the Location of the South Pier in Lowestoft
  • Blackpool-Around the Cookson Street
  • Kingston upon Hull- near St John’s Grove
  • North East Lincolnshire- In the Area That Is Around Oxford Street in Grimsby
  • Burnley- The Area That Falls On Tay Street and Howard Street
  • Burnley- The Region That Lies Between Belvedere Road and the Church Street
  • Mansfield- In Sandy Lane
  • Blackpool- In Carshalton Road As Well As Clevedon Road
  • Blackburn with Darwen- The Region of Wensley Fold
  • Great Yarmouth- By the Seafront

Problems leading to deprivation

Poor policies

Some national, as well as local government policies do more to oppress the society than they do to build. Stringent laws on trade and housing should be lifted to allow people to have more access to employment opportunities.

Unemployment rates

The unemployment rates are currently very high, and as such, people lack the funds required to invest. Without investments coming up in such neighborhoods, fewer developments take place, and this makes the economy of the towns stagnate.

Lack of funding

Local authorities rely on financing sourced from levies and taxes and without much business going on in a deprived neighborhood, there will be fewer funds. As such, a local authority will find it hard to develop an area using the meager resources it collects.

It is necessary that the national government intervenes by creating more employment opportunities and introducing fair laws in these impoverished regions. Only then can they get off the ‘Most Deprived Neighborhoods’ list.