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One in 16 firms could close when furlough pay ends

One in 16 firms could close when furlough pay ends One million workers are employed by businesses at critical risk of closing operations within the next three months.

Blame legacy of Thatcherism for Scotland’s drug death figures

Blame legacy of Thatcherism for Scotland’s drug death figures The latest research into drug deaths in Scotland shows a horrifying 1,300 people died last year as a consequence of drug misuse.

Tory policies push over one million children of key workers into poverty

Tory policies push over one million children of key workers into poverty More than a million children of key workers are living in poverty, according to research commissioned by the TUC union federation.

Adults in most deprived areas ‘3.7 times more likely to die’ with Covid-19

Adults in most deprived areas ‘3.7 times more likely to die’ with Covid-19 Class shapes who lives and dies with Covid-19—and who will be hit hardest as restrictions are recklessly lifted.

Poor pay the deadly cost of Covid-19 says report

Poor pay the deadly cost of Covid-19 says report Why have the poorest people in Britain paid the highest price during the pandemic?

Workers to pay for pandemic

Workers to pay for pandemic Low paid workers face a jobs “rollercoaster” after the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report by the Resolution Foundation.

G7 deal will not make big businesses pay their tax

07 June 2021
Finance ministers from G7 countries gathered in London on Saturday to declare victory over corporate tax avoidance.

One in six working households below poverty line, says new report

26 May 2021
Poverty is accelerating and workers are increasingly hit as well as people on benefits.

Report finds links between class and Covid exposure

18 May 2021
A new Office for National Statistics report this week underlined how class has largely determined how much you were exposed to Covid-19.

Rulers failed to prepare for ‘preventable’ Covid-19

15 May 2021
Sadie Robinson examines a new report exposing how world leaders’ response to coronavirus warnings led to the current crisis

Mental health made worse in pandemic by class and poverty

09 May 2021
Depression and poor mental health have been exacerbated by the pandemic. Sadie Robinson explores a new report that shows how class affects people’s health and lives

Dpac action + Clyde strikes + Local government pay

01 March 2021
Workers are set to strike at the Coulport and Faslane naval bases on the Clyde from 12 March.

Sunak’s budget will bring cuts, poverty and unemployment

28 February 2021
The Tories are preparing to plunge many more working class people into poverty and despair. Chancellor Rishi Sunak is under pressure to keep measures that support ordinary people in this week’s budget.

The Troublemaker—Cop tasers ill man nine times

08 February 2021
A Met police officer has been given a final warning after tasering a man with mental distress nine times.

Covid-19 vaccine—who will be to blame if the poor are again left to die?

23 January 2021
The rollout of Covid-19 vaccination programmes helps governments claim they are in control of the coronavirus pandemic. But the vaccine isn’t for everyone—the poorest are being left behind. And ultimately the scheming of powerful states and pharmaceutical firms put everyone at risk

Turn rage against the Tories into action

19 January 2021
It’s not a new phenomenon that the Tories are lurching from crisis to crisis. But the government’s latest debacles over key elements of their coronavirus strategy has left them weak.

Poor plunged further into poverty in pandemic, report finds

13 January 2021
People who were poor before the pandemic have been pushed further into poverty because of the way the government has handled the virus. 

Nursery workers are ‘incensed’ by Tory plans

12 January 2021
Early years workers are ­resisting Tory plans to force them into unsafe workplaces.

Christmas shoppers blamed for following the new rules

07 December 2020
The attempt to blame ordinary people for the spread of coronavirus shows no sign of slowing down.

Handling of virus will mean millions more in poverty

30 November 2020
The economic crisis, exacerbated by the Tories’ mishandling of the pandemic, has plunged people into poverty.

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