How working-class children ended up paying for the financial crisis – Owen Jones

From special educational needs funding to youth centres, post-crash cuts have wrought havoc in Britain’s poorest communities. A decade ago, the banks and their powerful allies tipped much of the western world...

UK Poverty 2018 – The Joseph Rowntree Foundation

This annual report examines the nature and scale of UK poverty and the effect of the UK poverty rate on the people gripped by it. The report examines how UK poverty rates have changed in our society over the...

I’ve never felt so truly understood as when I read this UN report on poverty

Kerry Hudson didn’t expect that a UN report looking at underprivileged people in the UK would have such an effect on her, but here she explains why it makes for such important reading. Read the full article on...

Category - Poverty

UK Poverty 2018 – The Joseph Rowntree Foundation

This annual report examines the nature and scale of UK poverty and the effect of the UK poverty rate on the people gripped by it. The report examines how UK poverty rates have changed in our society over the last few years, as well as over the...

Extreme poverty and human rights

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has published a report by United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Professor Philip Alston, following a visit to nine cities in England, Northern...

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...