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Evidence sessions of the APPG on Poverty inquiry into the poverty premium

Posted on 26 Mar 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. Following strong interest, ...Read More

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

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Civil Liability Bill [HL] - Second Reading

Updated on 24 Apr 2018

My Lords, one noble Lord’s declared interest is perhaps another’s experience and expertise, or perhaps even better put, interests and experience... Read in full

Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [Lords]: Unsolicited direct marketing: other consumer financial products etc

Updated on 24 Apr 2018

I am here to support the amendments in the names of my hon. Friends the Members for Walthamstow (Stella Creasy) and for Harrow West (Gareth Thomas), which are... Read in full

UK Poverty in the Press

Cocoa industry pledges co-ordinated action on poverty, deforestation

Updated on 25 Apr 2018

BERLIN (Reuters) - Companies and governments have pledged to tackle poverty, deforestation and human rights abuses in the cocoa supply chain, ... Yet, as a sharp surge in production last season drove prices to their lowest in more than nine years, this approach to alleviating poverty came under fire ... Read in full

Headteachers face `bureaucratic nightmare' over attainment cash

Updated on 25 Apr 2018

The government scheme hands funding directly to schools and headteachers to spend on initiatives aimed at closing the poverty-related attainment gap, with £120 million distributed in 2017/18. Eileen Prior, chief executive of the charity Connect, which encourages parental engagement in education, ... Read in full

Success for pupils living in poverty

Updated on 25 Apr 2018

CHILDREN living in poverty in East Renfrewshire are more than twice as likely to excel in exams compared to children in other areas of the country. Data collected by research and development charity the Joseph Rowntree Foundation shows that more than half of pupils from deprived backgrounds ... Read in full