Archive: Poverty

"It's easier to believe that the person you pass on the street is on the take than to think about the hardship they might really be facing"

These anti-begging posters show how the most vulnerable are demonised

Rather than helping vulnerable people, we demonise them

Opinion Former Articles

  • Working together to solve poverty

    This video from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) tells the story of the organisation’s work with members of the public, service providers and employers, to shape a strategy to end poverty in the UK.

  • Shameful record on child poverty

    Chris Keates: 'The findings of this Report confirm a bleak and depressing picture where child poverty is set to increase, further entrenching the socio-economic divide across the UK'.

  • CPAG: Child poverty strategy in disarray from poverty-producing bill

    The government has revealed in answer to a parliamentary question that 200,000 children will be pushed into relative income poverty by its bill to cut social security benefits and tax credits in real terms. This results from a restriction of annual uprating to just 1%, which is below inflation.

  • Poverty blighting education, NASUWT warns

    Teachers are being left to pick up the pieces of the Coalition Government’s failed education, social and economic policies, a fringe organised by the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union in the UK, has heard.

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