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Benefits assessments “still failing many people with mental health problems”

Over 4 million UK children still living in poverty

Shockingly over four million children are living in poverty in the UK. The figures have been released by the DWP (Department for Work and Pensions) and they indicate that there has not been any rise in household income between 2017 & 2018. This leaves 30 per cent (over four million) ...

“These misguided proposals must be reversed” Mental health charity slams Chancellor’s Budget

Campaigners against period poverty celebrate Spring Statement victory

Campaigners against period poverty are celebrating a victory today, after the government confirmed that free sanitary products will be available in all secondary schools and colleges as of September this year. In his Spring Statement, Chancellor Philip Hammond said: “In response to concerns from headteachers that some girls are missing ...

5 indications that the UK economy is on the brink of a collapse

DWP benefit freeze has pushed 200,000 Brits into poverty

Chancellor Philip Hammond is being urged to use next week's Spring Statement to end the freeze on working-age benefits after a new report revealed some 200,000 Brits have been pushed into poverty due to the cutbacks. The freeze on DWP benefits is due to start its fourth year in a ...

Child abuse survivors “punished” for their data being breached

Child poverty statistics declared an “outrage and a scandal”

New statistics that show a third of children are living in poverty have been declared an "outrage and a scandal" by Labour MP David Lammy. A report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation revealed half a million more people are “trapped” in poverty than five years ago, with 14 million people ...

Homeless people deliberately dissuaded from using healthcare services “as a cost saving exercise”

Poverty is a political choice. It’s time we chose to change

This week the United Nations launched an inquiry into rising levels of poverty and hardship across the UK, exploring the human consequences of austerity cuts that have ravished parts of the country under the Conservative government. Philip Alston, the UN’s special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, will spend ...

John McDonnell tells the City “people want change, get used to it” as protesters descend on parliament

Ministers knew their public sector pay cap would push children into poverty

George Osborne extended the pay cap after 2015 despite civil service warning that the policy would ‘have a negative impact on family relationships.’ Conservative Ministers approved extending the public sector pay cap beyond 2015 despite a warning the policy would harm family life and force children into poverty. The previously ...

4.5 million UK children are living in poverty

4.5 million UK children are living in poverty

A shocking new study has discovered that over 14 million people, 4.5 million of them children, and living in poverty. The investigation also discovered that 12% of the total UK population is in “persistent” poverty, having spent all or most of the last four years below the breadline. The statistics, ...

UK supermarkets plunging small-scale farmers into poverty

UK supermarkets plunging small-scale farmers into poverty

Millions of people who produce the food for supermarkets are trapped in poverty and face brutal working conditions, with many going hungry, according to a new report on global supermarket supply chains, published today by Oxfam. Ripe for Change highlights how supermarkets, including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Asda, Aldi and Lidl, ...

Nearly 10 MILLION meals handed out by food banks in one year

4 million forced to use food banks as poverty grips Britain

New figures have revealed that nearly four million adults in the UK have been forced to use food banks as poverty grips Britain. The research, which comes hot heels of revelations leaked yesterday that Britain has nine out of the ten poorest regions in Northern Europe, found there to be "shocking" ...

Pupils ‘fill pockets with school food’ due to poverty

Pupils ‘fill pockets with school food’ due to poverty

Pupils, in deprived areas, are "filling their pockets" with food from school canteens, in desperation, due to poverty. These troubling findings have been gathered from a survey of 900 heads, teachers and school support staff of the National Education Union (NEU). Nearly nine out of ten (87%) say that poverty ...

700,000 more kids and OAPs plunged into poverty in 4 years

Hundreds of thousands more children and pensioners have been plunged into poverty over the last four years. A devastating report has today revealed some 400,000 more youngsters and 300,000 more elderly people are now living in poverty compared to 2012/13. The results track the period in which the Conservative's austerity ...

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One in five Brits trapped in working poverty

A damning study has today revealed one in five Brits are now trapped in working poverty as inflation continues to outpace wage growth. Ahead of Living Wage week (6-12 November), KPMG’s annual Living Wage report reveals 21 per cent of people in the UK are still earning below the real Living ...

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Tory Britain: Where child poverty soars as the rich get richer

The number of children living in poverty is set to soar to 5.2 million in the next five years as the richest members of our society get richer. New research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies has predicted an increase of more than a million in the number of children living ...

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