Archive: Poverty

"More often than not, welfare sanctions are the most commonly cited reason for foodbank referral"

The government has turned its back on the people of Foodbank Britain

Politicians need to start listening to the people who use foodbanks

Opinion Former Articles

  • 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.

  • Urgent action needed to address child poverty

    The impact of poverty on children’s education is profound, the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union in the UK, told delegates today at the TUC Congress in Brighton.

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