Families furthest below MIS excluded from social security gains

In a rollercoaster year for Universal Credit, Rishi Sunak has pulled away extra help for the worst-off people, and returned to a decade-old focus on rewarding work. This helps some working families, but...

Most deprived schools hit hardest by education cuts in England, IFS says

Cuts to education spending in England over the last decade are “effectively without precedent in postwar UK history” and have hit the most deprived schools hardest, according to analysis by the Institute for...

One in 10 UK families will struggle to cover basics this winter, charity finds

One in 10 UK families – about 3m households – are facing a cost of living crunch this winter, unable to cover even basic bills such as food and heating, according to Citizens Advice. One in five of all adults...

Category - Poverty

‘We’ve been hammered’: on the breadline in Burnley

On a wet Monday morning in the middle of Burnley, the Church on the Street is handing out bread: sliced white loaves donated to the organisation’s food bank and gratefully received by the 20 or so people who gathered here soon after the doors opened...

The Nature of Wealth in Britain

We live in one of the richest nations on earth, yet we have become one of the most unequal. It is now a matter of urgency that we begin to redress the inequality of wealth distribution in Britain head on. No longer can we tinker around the edges or...