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

Child poverty

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and the Church of England have published a report on the impact, since 6 April 2017, of families having a third or subsequent child no longer being entitled to additional support through child tax credit and...

Inquiry on white disadvantaged pupils 

The House of Commons Education Committee has launched an inquiry to look at white disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. The inquiry will examine the extent of the achievement gap between this group and their peers and how it is measured, as...