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New Statesman 2016 Supplement: If you don’t take action, who will? A Good Society Without Poverty

Posted on 27 Oct 2016

Whose responsibility is poverty? There is a growing consensus that current narratives around poverty have failed and that a new approach is needed to create a good society – one ...Read More Read More

Event Report: What is the future of social housing?

Posted on 21 Oct 2016

Most commentators now agree that the shortage of housing in the UK is reaching crisis proportions, with rental costs rising sharply and those on low incomes particularly seriously affected. ...Read More Read More

Blog: What is the role of business in reducing poverty in the UK?

Posted on 13 May 2016

by Caroline Hartnell What is the role of business in reducing poverty? This was the question before a meeting hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Poverty (APPG) ...Read More Read More

Secure and Free

Posted on 28 Apr 2016

Insecurity has become pervasive. It permeates the lives not just of the marginalised but also the reasonably well off. In/security is not simply the latest political fad restricted to the chattering classes, ...Read More Read More

Welcome from Neil Gray MP, Vice Chair APPG on Poverty

Posted on 19 Mar 2016

If someone is in poverty in the 21st Century, what does that really mean? Asset rich/money poor, fuel poor, food poor and working poor – none of these are ...Read More Read More

Welcome from Kevin Hollinrake MP, Chair APPG on Poverty

Posted on 02 Mar 2016

Fundamentally, poverty is the direct result of an absence of choices and opportunities and a violation of human dignity. When we talk about poverty in the UK today we ...Read More Read More

Housing Poverty: Whose Land is it Anyway?

Posted on 19 Feb 2016

Richard Rawes, Chair of the Webb Memorial Trust, reflects on recent events at the Town and Country Planning Association, Institute of Economic Development and New Economics Foundation. The Webb ...Read More Read More

What is the role of employers in tackling in-work poverty?

Posted on 14 Jul 2015

Barry Knight, Director of the Webb Memorial Trust, writing for The Great Business Debate. A report recently commissioned by the Webb Memorial Trust discusses how in-work poverty is the ...Read More Read More

Getting By? The reality of families in working poverty

Posted on 17 Mar 2015

Parliamentary launch of Getting By? The reality of families in working poverty Tuesday 24th March 2015 2-3pm Committee Room 6, House of Commons One of the recommendations of the 2013 ...Read More Read More

Poverty Ends Now – anti poverty manifesto written by young people

Posted on 02 Mar 2015

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Poverty has been working with Children North East and Rys Farthing from Oxford University to produce a Children’s Manifesto and action plan on poverty. ...Read More Read More