Archive: Poverty

"This is the contempt that far too many councils show for homeless people and benefit claimants"

Contempt for tenants and unscrupulous private landlords: Inside council housing offices

A council housing officer opens up about the treatment of social housing tenants

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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