Archive: Poverty

Govt secures deal with big six on social tariffs

Govt secures £225 million assistance for fuel poverty

Up to 100,000 households could be lifted out of fuel poverty after the government persuaded the UK's six largest energy suppliers to increase the amount they spend on social programmes.

  • Chris Grayling attacks pension U-turn

    Pensions U-turn 'betrays' women

    Millions of women will now lose out on their full state pension after the government quietly reneged on a deal that would have allowed them to access full payment.

  • Hughes insists reforms will show progress

    Social mobility as bad as 1970s

    Social mobility in the UK has not improved since the 1970s, despite ten years of a Labour government, a report by the Sutton Trust finds today.

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