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Poverty Premium Inquiry now accepting submissions

Posted on 20 Feb 2018

The APPG on Poverty would like to understand the extent of the poverty premium and make recommendations for policymakers and business to alleviate or eradicate it. We would like ...Read More

‘Happy, Healthy Starts’ – practical ways of tackling child poverty

Posted on 19 Feb 2018

Join us for the launch of Orbit and CPAG’s Happy, Healthy Starts report, which outlines practical actions to help tackle child poverty. It will share steps that can be ...Read More

Launch of APPG Inquiry into the Poverty Premium: Tues 12 December

Posted on 07 Dec 2017

Research has shown that many people living in areas of high deprivation or on low incomes are also subject to the ‘Poverty Premium’, where they are paying higher rates for ...Read More

What are the drivers of poverty in London today? asks New Policy Institute’s Carla Ayrton

Posted on 15 Nov 2017

On 17 October 2017, United Nations’ International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, the APPG on Poverty and the APPG for London co-hosted an event with London Child Poverty Alliance to launch London’s Poverty ...Read More

“Genius” Creditworthiness Assessment Bill given cross-party backing, writes The Big Issue’s Liam Geraghty

Posted on 31 Oct 2017

Politicians across Westminster hail Lord Bird’s proposed bill during rental data debate. Ahead of second reading on 24 November 2017, Liam Geraghty outlines the support the bill has received ...Read More

The effects of welfare reform: Sue’s story

Posted on 30 Jul 2017

Sue is part of Dole Animators – a group of people with experience of the social security system in the UK who work together to highlight the effects of welfare reform. ...Read More

News from

UK-EU: International Development

Updated on 21 Mar 2018

It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship again this week, Mr Hanson. I congratulate the hon. Member for Stockton South (Dr Williams) on securing this... Read in full

Gender Equality: Pay - Question

Updated on 21 Mar 2018

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what further action they intend to take to reduce gender inequality in pay.... Read in full

UK Poverty in the Press

Flintshire Council to receive Welsh Government funding to help to tackle period poverty

Updated on 23 Mar 2018

Flintshire County Council will receive funding from the Welsh Government to help to tackle period poverty. £1 million has been earmarked by the government to help address period poverty in communities across Wales and improve school facilities to ensure dignity for girls and young women, Leader of ... Read in full

About 250 cases of cancer a week in Scotland could be avoided

Updated on 22 Mar 2018

There is also a clear link with poverty, which is increasing … Labour would use the powers of the Scottish Parliament to end SNP and Tory austerity, to invest in our communities and to create high-wage, high-skill jobs that would tackle poverty.” by Taboola by Taboola · Sponsored Links Sponsored Links. Read in full

Scotland bearing the brunt of Tory austerity as new figures show poverty on the rise

Updated on 22 Mar 2018

STATISTICS PUBLISHED today by the Scottish Government indicate a continued increase in poverty in Scotland, with a marked rise coinciding with the recession and the introduction of austerity policies. Around 860,000 people in Scotland each year are living in relative poverty before housing costs, ... Read in full