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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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Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Sanitary Protection

Updated on 14 Feb 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to reduce period poverty among 14 to 21 year olds.... Read in full

Backbench Business: Strengthening Families — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair]

Updated on 08 Feb 2018

When the Minister is talking about values as a society, will he set out for us what his Government are going to do to tackle child poverty, which is set to... Read in full

UK Poverty in the Press

The Beauty Banks that are tackling hygiene poverty in the UK

Updated on 18 Feb 2018

It's estimated that there are 13 million people in the UK living below the poverty line - yes, in 2018; take a moment to take that in - which makes buying these essentials difficult, or impossible. A report by the charity In Kind found that 37% of people in the UK have had to go without basic toiletries due to ... Read in full

Unemployment and poverty: how Scotland welcomed back its war heroes

Updated on 17 Feb 2018

Unemployment and poverty: how Scotland welcomed back its war heroes ... World War to their homes in Scotland's cities, towns, villages and islands. But the men and women who received a heroes' welcome very quickly faced the harsh reality of unemployment, poverty, sickness and slum housing. Read in full