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Rwanda asylum plan could cost taxpayer more than £500m. Here's how that could be much better spent
Rishi Sunak and James Cleverly have been trying to get the Rwanda scheme off the ground
A modest proposal

Rwanda asylum plan could cost taxpayer more than £500m. Here's how that could be much better spent

The government's Rwanda plan is set to cost more than £500m if 300 asylum seekers are sent over. Here's how that could be better spent
'Against the odds': How the Lubber Fiend made Newcastle's music scene exciting again
a young woman performs on stage at The Lubber Fiend in Newcastle
Venue Watch

'Against the odds': How the Lubber Fiend made Newcastle's music scene exciting again

Number of people sleeping rough in England more than double than when Tories came to power
rough sleeping
Homelessness

Number of people sleeping rough in England more than double than when Tories came to power

Over 500 employers named for 'cheating workers' out of minimum wage – but it's worse than you think
Minimum wage

Over 500 employers named for 'cheating workers' out of minimum wage – but it's worse than you think

Food banks dread the inevitable consequences of abandoning the household support fund
Sabine Goodwin

Food banks dread the inevitable consequences of abandoning the household support fund

Energy bills are still worryingly high. Here's how to get help if you can't afford to pay
energy bills
Cost of living crisis

Energy bills are still worryingly high. Here's how to get help if you can't afford to pay

UK energy bills to fall – but millions still live in dangerously cold and damp homes
energy bills/ hob
Energy bills

UK energy bills to fall – but millions still live in dangerously cold and damp homes

Keir Starmer will continue austerity. That means keeping vulnerable people in 'brutalising poverty'
Kasmira Kincaid

Keir Starmer will continue austerity. That means keeping vulnerable people in 'brutalising poverty'

Tories have promised free childcare for working families. But there's a major problem
childcare
Childcare

Tories have promised free childcare for working families. But there's a major problem

More than half of people on universal credit going without food because they can't afford it
Trussell Trust food banks
Food banks

More than half of people on universal credit going without food because they can't afford it

Millions on universal credit left cold, without food and in debt – because the system is failing us
food bank
Helen Barnard

Millions on universal credit left cold, without food and in debt – because the system is failing us

DWP benefit dates for March 2024 and other help as cost of living payments end
benefits/ money
Benefits

DWP benefit dates for March 2024 and other help as cost of living payments end

Landlord Tory MPs are trying to 'gut' protections for private renters, analysis shows
no-fault evictions
Renters Reform Bill

Landlord Tory MPs are trying to 'gut' protections for private renters, analysis shows

How iconic arts venue graced by Elton John and Amy Winehouse is helping homeless people
union chapel
Community activism

How iconic arts venue graced by Elton John and Amy Winehouse is helping homeless people

'It's awkward and stressful': Number of young people needing help with money doubles
young people money
Money

'It's awkward and stressful': Number of young people needing help with money doubles

'They gave me hope': As 'appliance poverty' bites, this charity is helping people 'out of the hole'
Poverty

'They gave me hope': As 'appliance poverty' bites, this charity is helping people 'out of the hole'

Cash-strapped Brits are keeping heat off even when it's cold – as British Gas profits soar tenfold
British Gas
Fuel poverty

Cash-strapped Brits are keeping heat off even when it's cold – as British Gas profits soar tenfold

UK recession is 'devastating' for people living in poverty who have 'nothing left to cut back'
recession
Recession

UK recession is 'devastating' for people living in poverty who have 'nothing left to cut back'

UK officially falling into recession is a 'headache' for Rishi Sunak. Here's why
Recession

UK officially falling into recession is a 'headache' for Rishi Sunak. Here's why

UK recession: What is a recession and what does it mean for me?
The old Bank of England and new city buildings against the blue London sky
Cost of living crisis

UK recession: What is a recession and what does it mean for me?

When will the cost of living crisis end and will prices in the UK ever go down?
Cost of living crisis

When will the cost of living crisis end and will prices in the UK ever go down?

It's a cost of loving crisis: Why young people are getting into thousands in debt looking for love
love and money
Life

It's a cost of loving crisis: Why young people are getting into thousands in debt looking for love

Where to get help as cost of living payments come to an end
cost of living help for households
Cost of living crisis

Where to get help as cost of living payments come to an end

Council house tenants fear eviction after energy bills skyrocket by 350%: 'It's completely unfair'
council house residents fear eviction over energy bills surge
Cost of living crisis

Council house tenants fear eviction after energy bills skyrocket by 350%: 'It's completely unfair'

Beats Bus: How a Hull group is using hip-hop to fight poverty and protect young people from gangs
beats bus
Community activism

Beats Bus: How a Hull group is using hip-hop to fight poverty and protect young people from gangs