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

Charity Nation

Have you noticed the remarkable increase in charity appeals for a whole range of ‘good causes’ – medical, social and environmental? It would be hard to miss them I guess given that the BBC seems to have become the State collection box for a good...

Four Cheers for Paying Tax

The economist Milton Friedman, who many people would cite as the Godfather of Neoliberalism, observed on a number of occasions that tax taken from an individual without their consent amounts to theft by the State. This particular notion has been...

The Harder They Fall by Bali Rai

The excellent publishing house, Barrington Stoke has teamed up with the talented author Bali Rai to produce a teen novel that addresses both contemporary issues of poverty and the timeless universal issues of empathy and friendship. Barrington Stoke...