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...

Lords to examine ‘Increasing lack of support’ for vulnerable children

A new inquiry by the House of Lords aims to find ways public services can improve the support they offer vulnerable children and their families, it has been announced. The inquiry is being launched amid...

Benefit claimants face mounting debt burden, says thinktank

Resolution Foundation study suggests over a third of people who claimed universal credit after pandemic began have seen debts grow.
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Category - Poverty

Child Poverty: The problem with parents…

In a recent blog the executive director of Oxfam predicted that if current trends in global wealth continue then by next year the combined wealth of the richest 1% of the world’s population will overtake that of the other 99% of its people. It is...

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...