poverty

Here’s why everything is going to be so expensive this winter
Politics

Here’s why everything is going to be so expensive this winter

Brits are facing unaffordable fuel bills, expensive groceries and stagnant pay. Here’s what you need to know about the UK cost of living crisis.

Health inequalities: How does your area of England compare to others?
Social Justice

Health inequalities: How does your area of England compare to others?

Think tank IPPR has challenged Boris Johnson to wipe out the health inequalities across the country to show he is serious about levelling up.

‘What kidnappers do’ – DWP forcing universal credit claimants to pose for photo with daily paper
Social Justice

‘What kidnappers do’ – DWP forcing universal credit claimants to pose for photo with daily paper

One person trying to claim universal credit was told to have someone else take a photo of them holding a street sign in their right hand.

Children in poverty 70% more likely to develop asthma for life
Social Justice

Children in poverty 70% more likely to develop asthma for life

Make breakfast clubs a priority in child poverty fight, government told
Social Justice

Make breakfast clubs a priority in child poverty fight, government told

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Rent arrears ‘much worse than feared’ ahead of UK cost of living crisis
Housing

Rent arrears ‘much worse than feared’ ahead of UK cost of living crisis

Universal credit: What is it and why does the £20 cut matter?
Social Justice

Universal credit: What is it and why does the £20 cut matter?

The universal credit uplift and a rent arrears fund – that’s what levelling up really looks like
Opinion

The universal credit uplift and a rent arrears fund – that’s what levelling up really looks like

How much you would get in universal credit if you lost your job today
Social Justice

How much you would get in universal credit if you lost your job today

Food banks are already running out of food and say it’s going to get worse
Social Justice

Food banks are already running out of food and say it’s going to get worse

Just two regions in England have affordable rents for poorest families
Housing

Just two regions in England have affordable rents for poorest families

Thérèse Coffey criticised for singing ‘Time of My Life’ at karaoke amid universal credit cut
Politics

Thérèse Coffey criticised for singing ‘Time of My Life’ at karaoke amid universal credit cut

Millions facing ‘daily battle’ as government cuts universal credit
Social Justice

Millions facing ‘daily battle’ as government cuts universal credit

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Universal credit cut: Senior NHS nurse says she goes to work worrying about bailiffs
Social Justice

Universal credit cut: Senior NHS nurse says she goes to work worrying about bailiffs

Families on universal credit going hungry even before £20-per-week cut
Social Justice

Families on universal credit going hungry even before £20-per-week cut

Boris Johnson talked about ‘levelling up’ two years ago. Here’s how that’s going
Social Justice

Boris Johnson talked about ‘levelling up’ two years ago. Here’s how that’s going

Revealed: The worst areas for fuel poverty in England as energy price cap hiked
Social Justice

Revealed: The worst areas for fuel poverty in England as energy price cap hiked

‘We matter less than others’: Disabled people protest after missing out on Covid support
Social Justice

‘We matter less than others’: Disabled people protest after missing out on Covid support

Universal credit cut: What £20 can get you in a supermarket
Social Justice

Universal credit cut: What £20 can get you in a supermarket

All the campaigners urging Boris Johnson not to cut universal credit
Social Justice

All the campaigners urging Boris Johnson not to cut universal credit

UK poverty: the facts, figures and effects
Social Justice

UK poverty: the facts, figures and effects

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Universal credit is a lifeline for the UK’s poorest children. Cutting it would be devastating
Opinion

Universal credit is a lifeline for the UK’s poorest children. Cutting it would be devastating

Restaurants banned from keeping tips as government admits minimum wage is not enough
Employment

Restaurants banned from keeping tips as government admits minimum wage is not enough

Energy crisis shines a light on fuel poverty impacting millions of families
Opinion

Energy crisis shines a light on fuel poverty impacting millions of families

Energy crisis: What you should do about high bills and your supplier
Money

Energy crisis: What you should do about high bills and your supplier

Basic income campaigners set to give out free cash ahead of universal credit cut
News

Basic income campaigners set to give out free cash ahead of universal credit cut

The Big Issue at 30: How has homelessness changed since our first edition?
News

The Big Issue at 30: How has homelessness changed since our first edition?

Life as a debt advisor: Universal credit is the one constant struggle
Opinion

Life as a debt advisor: Universal credit is the one constant struggle

Death of the high street: Why can’t Dover afford a Big Issue seller?
News

Death of the high street: Why can’t Dover afford a Big Issue seller?

MPs vote to scrap universal credit cut as Tories abstain
Politics

MPs vote to scrap universal credit cut as Tories abstain

Universal credit cut shows ‘the poorest are penalised every time’
Social Justice

Universal credit cut shows ‘the poorest are penalised every time’

Universal credit cut could leave young workers with just £51 a month
Social Justice

Universal credit cut could leave young workers with just £51 a month

‘Homelessness is everywhere’: Poverty and inequality in the Garden of England
Social Justice

‘Homelessness is everywhere’: Poverty and inequality in the Garden of England