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‘Transforming lives’


Shadow chancellor John McDonnell outlined Labour’s commitments to reduce the average working week to 32 hours within a decade and eliminate in-work poverty within a... Read More
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Extreme poverty rising


More than half of families visited by child support workers are destitute, a new survey of social workers and health visitors has revealed.   The... Read More
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‘Hidden’ food banks


Hundreds of “hidden" food banks have revealed record levels of food poverty in the UK.   Research from the Independent Food Aid Network (Ifan) indicates... Read More
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When work doesn’t pay


More than 7m people from working families are living in poverty with high rents and insecure tenancies often to blame, a damning new study has... Read More
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Hope not hunger


Unite is teaming up with anti-poverty charity Trussell Trust and calling on the public to help families facing hunger this Christmas as foodbanks' busiest month... Read More
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Fuel poverty rising


Unite says politicians need to support public ownership of energy companies if they are serious about tackling the country’s fuel poverty crisis.   Yesterday (November... Read More
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The cost of poverty


Poverty costs the UK £78bn a year in public spending and lost tax, new research into the effects of deprivation on Britain’s finances has found.... Read More
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The new poor


Falling levels of home ownership and a reliance on state benefits mean that middle income families now have more in common with poor households than... Read More
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For our kids’ sake


Child poverty skyrocketed again last year, as the latest figures published today reveal an increase of 200,000 more children living in households that are struggling... Read More
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Earning your own poverty


More working people in the UK are living in poverty than when the global financial meltdown reached its apex nearly eight years ago.   Despite... Read More
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Invisible children


The Tory government has taken an innovative approach in reducing child poverty.   Instead of maintaining a target set by the last Labour government to... Read More
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Plunged into poverty


In his address to the Tory Party Conference on Wednesday (October 7), prime minister David Cameron insisted that in order “to make Britain greater”, social... Read More
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Into the Tory abyss


It took the Tory-led coalition which took office in 2010 only three years to push another 500,000 children into absolute poverty, according to new figures... Read More
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UK poverty hits millions


The stark situation for many millions of Britons facing poverty has been outlined by new data from the office for national statistics (ONS).   Staggeringly... Read More
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Hidden recession


When US President Barack Obama praised the prime minister last Friday, telling David Cameron that the economic recovery proves he’s “doing something right”, neither of... Read More
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