22 January 2018
July 2016 to July 2017 saw the sharpest increase in the number of billionaires ever recorded, says the Oxfam charity
05 December 2017
Tory rule has increased the number of children, pensioners and workers who live in poverty—reversing a long-term decline.
21 November 2017
Tory chancellor Philip Hammond’s budget will do nothing to end the regime of cuts, poverty and racism.
21 November 2017
As jobcentres switch to Universal Credit (UC), sick bosses are holding “rollout parties” to celebrate.
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
13 October 2017
Some 2.3 million people are facing another winter where they don’t have enough money to heat their homes.
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.
15 August 2017
Landslides and flooding killed hundreds of people in the West African state of Sierra Leone on Monday.
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
02 May 2017
Prime minister Theresa May is running away from questions and callously indifferent to the malign effects of her policies.
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.
17 January 2017
Eight men have been revealed to be worth as much as the poorest 50% of the world.
22 November 2016
Right wing MPs fear falling social mobility could undermine support for the free market system, writes Sadie Robinson
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.
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.
05 July 2016
The link between poverty and vulnerability is well known. There is a risk of children suffering harm ranging from emotional abuse to physical or sexual abuse.
05 April 2016
Gerry Mooney, editor of Poverty in Scotland 2016, talked to Raymie Kiernan about why poverty isn’t the fault of individuals but is the result of a class system
05 April 2016
Ian Hislop uses his new programme about people’s attitudes towards benefits to placate his ‘One Nation Tory’ conscience, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans
18 March 2016
Cuts to taxes on corporate profits are being paid for by taking money from ordinary people
03 February 2016
Universal Credit will make working families poorer and is mired in worse delays than ever, two new reports reveal.