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Rishi Sunak sparks hunt for world's tiniest violin after saying he went without Sky TV as a child
Rishi Sunak works at his desk
General election 2024

Rishi Sunak sparks hunt for world's tiniest violin after saying he went without Sky TV as a child

Sunak should remember that an estimated 14.2 million people live in poverty in the UK, with an additional 1 million just £10 per week away from the breadline
UK's state pension is one of the lowest in Europe. It's the main reason for misery among retirees
state pension/ retirees
Lord Prem Sikka

UK's state pension is one of the lowest in Europe. It's the main reason for misery among retirees

Number of pensioners in poverty will double by 2040 unless next government acts
pensioner poverty
Joanna Elson

Number of pensioners in poverty will double by 2040 unless next government acts

'How dare he': Sunak claims the Tories have reduced child poverty – but it's not exactly the truth
General election 2024

'How dare he': Sunak claims the Tories have reduced child poverty – but it's not exactly the truth

Rishi Sunak says slashing benefits is his 'moral mission'. But what's moral about causing anxiety?
Benefits

Rishi Sunak says slashing benefits is his 'moral mission'. But what's moral about causing anxiety?

'You can hear your stomach growling': Kids call on next government to do more to end child poverty
child pvoerty/ dennis and hanna
General election 2024

'You can hear your stomach growling': Kids call on next government to do more to end child poverty

Disability and work: Why the next government must show compassion and reform the benefits system
disability benefits protest
Disability benefits

Disability and work: Why the next government must show compassion and reform the benefits system

We must 'tackle poverty to save the NHS and improve the nation's health', next government told
Health

We must 'tackle poverty to save the NHS and improve the nation's health', next government told

Being pregnant during cost of living crisis made me depressed. Baby banks helped take the shame away
Mum and baby reading a book
Baby banks

Being pregnant during cost of living crisis made me depressed. Baby banks helped take the shame away

Women and girls across Britain are in crisis. The next government must act – and fast
secretary of state for women and girls/ women's rights protest
Indy Cross

Women and girls across Britain are in crisis. The next government must act – and fast

DWP universal credit increase 2024 – everything benefit claimants need to know
universal credit/ money
Universal credit

DWP universal credit increase 2024 – everything benefit claimants need to know

June 2024 payment dates for DWP benefits – plus universal credit increase
money in wallet/ dwp benefits
Benefits

June 2024 payment dates for DWP benefits – plus universal credit increase

Why DWP urgently needs to make universal credit enough so people can afford the essentials
universal credit essentials guarantee/ supermarket
Universal credit

Why DWP urgently needs to make universal credit enough so people can afford the essentials

This election, we must demand social security be rocket-fuelled so it becomes social opportunity
We need a change banner
John Bird

This election, we must demand social security be rocket-fuelled so it becomes social opportunity

Next government must increase universal credit so people have enough money to survive
food bank/ universal credit
Cass Francis

Next government must increase universal credit so people have enough money to survive

Nearly one million people only £10 a week away from poverty, study finds
An array of British bank notes and coins to illustrate story about rising poverty
Poverty

Nearly one million people only £10 a week away from poverty, study finds

Universal credit claimants lose more than £1bn a year to 'automatic DWP deductions'
universal credit/ debtor
Department for Work and Pensions

Universal credit claimants lose more than £1bn a year to 'automatic DWP deductions'

Period poverty: Homeless women forced to steal tampons or use old clothes as period products
period/ homelessness
Homelessness

Period poverty: Homeless women forced to steal tampons or use old clothes as period products

Dignified quality of life or gaslighting? Tories' 'triple lock plus' pension pledge divides voters
pensioner
General election 2024

Dignified quality of life or gaslighting? Tories' 'triple lock plus' pension pledge divides voters

We took the Home Office to task for lying on modern slavery. We still don’t have answers
car washes have been highlighted as modern slavery hotspots
MAYA ESSLEMONT

We took the Home Office to task for lying on modern slavery. We still don’t have answers

Why the general election could and should be fought on the frontier of poverty
Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner on the first day of the general election campaign
General election 2024

Why the general election could and should be fought on the frontier of poverty

Baroness Floella Benjamin on being Black on TV, Play School and giving hope to children in poverty
Baroness Floella Benjamin
TV

Baroness Floella Benjamin on being Black on TV, Play School and giving hope to children in poverty

Energy bills are set to fall but UK families have already lost £72bn to 'staggering' prices
energy bills
Energy bills

Energy bills are set to fall but UK families have already lost £72bn to 'staggering' prices

Poverty costs the UK billions each year. Politicians must commit to ending it this general election
Trussell Trust food banks
General election 2024

Poverty costs the UK billions each year. Politicians must commit to ending it this general election

From poverty and housing to migrant and LGBTQ+ rights – why 2024 general election has such high stakes
Rishi Sunak after calling the 4 July General Election
General Election 2024

From poverty and housing to migrant and LGBTQ+ rights – why 2024 general election has such high stakes