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Tory cuts to blame for child hunger in summer

Tory cuts to blame for child hunger in summer Almost a decade of austerity has left millions of children at risk of hunger, says Sarah Bates

Early deaths for the poor—shame of Tory Britain

Early deaths for the poor—shame of Tory Britain Poverty shapes every aspect of our lives—as a BBC documentary highlighted this week.

Jeff Bezos - prime suspect

Jeff Bezos - prime suspect The truth about the billionaire Amazon boss

Not in service—years of cuts behind the crisis on the buses

Not in service—years of cuts behind the crisis on the buses The Tories have slashed funding for bus services by nearly £200 million since 2010—leaving local bus services struggling. For some bus users the impact is devastating, says Sarah Bates

Young workers hit hard, says new TUC study

Young workers hit hard, says new TUC study A series of figures have shown the heavy price of austerity on workers’ living standards.

Richest 1 percent took 80 percent of wealth created globally last year

Richest 1 percent took 80 percent of wealth created globally last year July 2016 to July 2017 saw the sharpest increase in the number of billionaires ever recorded, says the Oxfam charity

Poverty report finds millions suffer hardship

05 December 2017
Tory rule has increased the number of children, pensioners and workers who live in poverty—reversing a long-term decline.

Misery in Tory Britain as Universal Credit lands domestic violence survivor with eviction threat

21 November 2017
Tory chancellor Philip Hammond’s budget will do nothing to end the regime of cuts, poverty and racism.

Anger as jobcentre bosses hold sick Universal Credit ‘rollout parties’

21 November 2017
As jobcentres switch to Universal Credit (UC), sick bosses are holding “rollout parties” to celebrate.

What are the odds of that? The Tories are in the pockets of the gambling bosses

06 November 2017
A report on fixed odds betting terminals is completely toothless in the face of big bookies—and refuses to admit that poverty causes problem gambling, argues Sarah Bates

Theresa May’s lukewarm plan for energy prices won’t pay the heating bill

13 October 2017
Some 2.3 million people are facing another winter where they don’t have enough money to heat their homes.

Action is urgently needed over pay as Tory ‘living wage’ is found too low to live on

21 August 2017
The Tories’ sham “living wage” is not even enough to allow families to support their children, according to a shock new report by the Child Poverty Action Group.

Sierre Leone mudslide death toll is no ‘natural’ disaster

15 August 2017
Landslides and flooding killed hundreds of people in the West African state of Sierra Leone on Monday.

Broken explores one priest’s conflict in a heartless world

31 May 2017
Jimmy McGovern’s new TV series promises to expose some of the monstrous practices that prey upon poverty rather than alleviate it, writes Sarah Cox

Student nurse slams Theresa May’s ‘disgraceful’ food bank comments

02 May 2017
Prime minister Theresa May is running away from questions and callously indifferent to the malign effects of her policies.

Richest 0.01 percent dodge more tax as children fall into ‘stark’ poverty

31 January 2017
Britain’s super rich have dodged £1 billion more in tax since the Tories set up a new HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) unit in 2009 to make them pay more tax.

The infamous eight

17 January 2017
Eight men have been revealed to be worth as much as the poorest 50% of the world.

Millions trapped in poverty as class still divides Britain

22 November 2016
Right wing MPs fear falling social mobility could undermine support for the free market system, writes Sadie Robinson

Stop the war on the poor

08 November 2016
Nearly half of all children in some areas of Britain are living in poverty. New figures this week released by the End Child Poverty coalition (ECPC) highlighted the savage impact of the Tories’ war on the poor.

Tories backtrack on deficit but are still out to line the bosses’ pockets

04 October 2016
Chancellor Philip Hammond confirmed a “reset” of Tory economic policy in his speech on Monday, ditching any timetable for eliminating Britain’s deficit.

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