Food poverty: MPs call on government to step up help

The government should create a food security minister to ensure continued progress in helping to feed poverty-hit people, according to MPs. A report from the Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs...

Children in poverty

The Department for Work & Pensions has published reports on the number of children living in low income families from 2014 to 2020 and the number and percentage of children in low income households from...

One in six new universal credit claimants forced to skip meals

Many people claiming universal credit for the first time during the pandemic were unable to put aside enough cash to save £10 a month, eat healthily or regularly, or pay bills because the benefit payment was...

Category - Poverty

Food poverty: MPs call on government to step up help

The government should create a food security minister to ensure continued progress in helping to feed poverty-hit people, according to MPs. A report from the Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee says progress made during the...

Children in poverty

The Department for Work & Pensions has published reports on the number of children living in low income families from 2014 to 2020 and the number and percentage of children in low income households from 1995 to 2020 in England. The figures show...

Book review: Poverty (second edition) Ruth Lister

The last year has firmly put poverty back on the political agenda. As the pandemic and lockdown swept across the UK it was abundantly clear, that whilst we might all be in the same sea, we had very different boats. Which is why the second edition of...