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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

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Bach Commission: The Right to Justice - Motion to Take Note

Updated on 14 Dec 2017

My Lords, I thank your Lordships for one of the most important, thoughtful, expert, evidence-based, compassionate, passionate and yet restrained and consensual... Read in full

Pension Equality for Women

Updated on 14 Dec 2017

I congratulate my good friend the hon. Member for Easington (Grahame Morris) on securing today’s debate on the state pension age and the 30-odd... Read in full

UK Poverty in the Press

First Person: Alan Thornburrow examines inclusive growth in business

Updated on 15 Dec 2017

Poverty and inequality should have no place in modern Scotland and yet, according to the Child Poverty Action Group, one in four children grows up poor. Scottish Government statistics show that, in 2015-166, 62 per cent of working age adults in poverty and 66 per cent of children in poverty lived in ... Read in full

Holy See at UN calls for more just world trade system

Updated on 15 Dec 2017

While commending that fact that trade over recent decades has helped lift over a billion people out of poverty in developing countries, leading to a decline in global extreme poverty, Archbishop Jurkovic noted that these benefits have not be shared equally, especially among the Least Developed ... Read in full

The children getting food and toys for Christmas after our special series on poverty

Updated on 14 Dec 2017

There's been a big reaction to disturbing stories of children living in poverty - relying on their schools for free breakfasts and clean uniforms. After Granada Reports featured working mums and teachers in Morecambe struggling to cope, viewers responded with kindness and compassion. Their schools ... Read in full