Disadvantaged families in England could face generations of inequality

Families face being locked into disadvantage for generations unless the issue of social mobility is urgently tackled, the government’s advisory body on life chances in England has warned. Read the full article...

Extreme poverty ‘will double by Christmas’ in UK because of Covid-19

Britain’s largest food bank network has warned that UK destitution rates will double by Christmas alongside an explosion in demand for charity food parcels, as coronavirus job and income support schemes are...

No one who has experienced food poverty would stand by and let it spread like this

I’ll never forget trying to feed myself and my son on £10 a week. I was a single mum, absolutely skint and living hand to mouth, even after I started working as a trainee reporter for the Southend Echo...

Category - Poverty

Food poverty

The National Food Strategy has published part one of a government commissioned report looking at the food system in England. Recommendations include making sure disadvantaged children are not left behind by: expanding free school meals to 1.5...