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‘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
Parliament

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

Why we should not consider ourselves or assume others are 'victims'

Updated on 20 Feb 2018

RECENTLY, I was quite literally asked to give a short speech about vomit. Specifically, I was tasked with describing the “poison” that society is collectively ingesting that I'd most like to have us heave up and expel from our political body. All the obvious evils of our era came to mind, from poverty and ... Read in full

SNP Government's income tax shake-up to get the go-ahead today

Updated on 20 Feb 2018

“With 260,000 children living in poverty in Scotland a penny on the top rate simply doesn't cut it. “Lifeline services are facing huge cuts but the SNP's response is to tinker around the edges of our tax system rather than deliver the real change it needs. “Labour would ask the richest to pay their fair share ... Read in full

Almost one in three working-age adults in Northern Ireland jobless, says report

Updated on 20 Feb 2018

Almost one in three working-age adults in Northern Ireland is jobless. a report showed. Little progress has been made on reducing poverty and the country's employment rate lags behind the rest of the UK, according to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Those out of work are much more likely to face ... Read in full