Food Bank use rises significantly report The Trussell Trust

The Trussell Trust’s foodbank network provided 658,048 emergency supplies to people in crisis between April and September 2018, a 13% increase on the same period in 2017. Read more.

Budget income tax cuts ‘to overwhelmingly benefit the rich’

Income tax cuts for millions of workers announced in Philip Hammond’s budget will “overwhelmingly benefit richer households”, analysis has found, with almost half set to go to the top 10% of households. The...

How can this year’s Budget reduce the need for foodbanks?

Universal Credit is at a crossroads. And it is in the upcoming Budget that we will get a better idea of what sort of a social security safety net our country will have in the future. The stakes could not be...

Category - Poverty

How can this year’s Budget reduce the need for foodbanks?

Universal Credit is at a crossroads. And it is in the upcoming Budget that we will get a better idea of what sort of a social security safety net our country will have in the future. The stakes could not be higher. The new benefit has rarely been...

Budget 2018: tackling the rising tide of in-work poverty

Two thirds of children in poverty live in a working family. This is simply not right. This briefing recommends a reform of Universal Credit (UC) so families with children can keep more of what they earn. As a society, we believe work should provide...

Child welfare inequalities: UK

The University of Huddersfield has published research, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, into child welfare intervention rates in each UK nation. Based on a mixed sampling of 12,412 children on protection plans or registers and 24,477 looked after...

Four million children too poor to have a healthy diet

Almost 4 million children in the UK live in households that would struggle to afford to buy enough fruit, vegetables, fish and other healthy foods to meet the official nutrition guidelines, a groundbreaking food poverty study reveals. The research...

WORKING FAMILIES FALL SHORT OF MINIMUM LIVING STANDARD

The overall cost of a child over 18 years (including rent and childcare) is £150, 753 for a couple and £183,335 for a lone parent. But work doesn’t pay low-income families enough to meet a no-frills standard of living, new research from Child...