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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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School Holidays (Meals and Activities) Bill

Updated on 19 Jan 2018

Will you, Madam Deputy Speaker, pass on our birthday wishes to Mr Speaker, as I understand it is his birthday today?I congratulate the right hon. Member for... Read in full

Parole Board: Transparency and Victim Support: Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill

Updated on 19 Jan 2018

I rise briefly to welcome this Bill and to congratulate the hon. Member for Westminster North (Ms Buck) on bringing it forward. We all need a good home. It... Read in full

UK Poverty in the Press

'Generous donations from strangers to help our most vulnerable pupils restored my faith in humanity'

Updated on 20 Jan 2018

She breaks into another contagious chuckle, as she tells us that she is here after seeing a report on the news before Christmas, about the reality of child poverty and how we deal with these issues in our school. The report showed two schools struggling to deal with hungry, tired children whose working ... Read in full

Social Security's 3 Purposes, and the 1 Thing It Was Never Intended For

Updated on 20 Jan 2018

According to an analysis conducted by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities on Social Security, elderly poverty rates for retired workers would be more than four times higher without this guaranteed monthly stipend. The CBPP determined that the elderly poverty rate with Social Security income was ... Read in full

Can supplying power help crush the poverty premium?

Updated on 20 Jan 2018

“At Castle Rock we'd been looking at issues around poverty and fuel poverty for some time and we'd invested a lot in our housing stock in terms of energy efficiency,” Mr Steele says. “We had a good energy advisory team that was brought in to help customers understand their energy use. Most of their ... Read in full