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.
22 September 2015
The decision to stop severely ill Michael O’Sullivan’s benefits led directly to his death, a coroner has ruled.
21 July 2015
How did 49 people die after cuts or changes to their disability benefits?
12 May 2015
Around 200 people rallied in central Manchester last Saturday in solidarity with homeless people and supporters camped out in the town square.
05 May 2015
Short news stories from the past week including deaths due to cuts to be investigated, Britain 24th in State of the World's Mothers report, and two deaths in custody.
23 September 2014
People in Detroit face a desperate situation as creditors circle—but their fury has also pushed some to resist, reports Judith Orr
19 August 2014
The government’s aim to look at how policy affects the family is pure hypocrisy, writes Sadie Robinson
22 July 2014
Millions of pounds have been poured into the Commonwealth Games, opening in Glasgow’s East End this week.
But whoever wins, it certainly won’t be ordinary people in the area, write Charlotte Ahmed and Raymie Kiernan
13 May 2014
Shareholders at Centrica—the firm that owns British Gas—were met by a barrage of protests on Monday of this week.
08 April 2014
There have been few demands in the independence debate for far-reaching wealth redistribution. Class divisions are being overlooked in competing claims to “Scottishness” and other supposedly national characteristics.
08 April 2014
Supporting Scottish independence doesn’t mean falling for nationalist myths. Raymie Kiernan looks at a new book that busts Salmond’s claims about class
25 February 2014
The government tried to bury its own report into soaring food bank use last week, after holding it up for more than seven months.
26 November 2013
Tory Chancellor George Osborne did a U-turn on payday loans companies last Monday.
19 November 2013
People in the Philippines are still struggling to survive a week after typhoon Haiyan hit.