Poverty

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

We all agree that modern slavery is a problem but survivors are being failed when media attention dries up, After Exploitation's Maya Esslemont writes
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 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
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

Cost of living crisis drives 3 million cash-strapped Brits to 'dangerous' loan sharks, study finds
debt
Loan sharks

Cost of living crisis drives 3 million cash-strapped Brits to 'dangerous' loan sharks, study finds

Sunak calls general election for 4 July: 'It's time to put a limping government out of its misery'
General election 2024

Sunak calls general election for 4 July: 'It's time to put a limping government out of its misery'

Yes, inflation is falling – but nearly 90% of Brits say cost of living crisis is far from over
inflation/ cost of living/ supermarket queue
Inflation

Yes, inflation is falling – but nearly 90% of Brits say cost of living crisis is far from over

Low pay as a trainee bus driver left me desperate. I skipped meals and ended up £46k in debt
james rossi, who faced debt
Cost of living

Low pay as a trainee bus driver left me desperate. I skipped meals and ended up £46k in debt

DWP ramps up AI use to 'bring the future to the welfare system' and push people into work
disability benefits
Department for Work and Pensions

DWP ramps up AI use to 'bring the future to the welfare system' and push people into work

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

June 2024 payment dates for DWP benefits – plus changes to universal credit

Archbishop of Canterbury joins growing calls for end to 'cruel' and 'immoral' two-child benefit cap
archbishop of canterbury
Two-child benefit cap

Archbishop of Canterbury joins growing calls for end to 'cruel' and 'immoral' two-child benefit cap

Poverty prevention is our best hope. Here's some tangible ways to keep people warm, dry and fed
Tom Clark

Poverty prevention is our best hope. Here's some tangible ways to keep people warm, dry and fed

Benefits system is 'utterly failing' as food bank demand reaches record high: 'It's heartbreaking'
donate to a food bank
Food banks

Benefits system is 'utterly failing' as food bank demand reaches record high: 'It's heartbreaking'

'We're at breaking point': Food banks see record number of first-time users as demand soars
food bank
Food banks

'We're at breaking point': Food banks see record number of first-time users as demand soars

Benefit reforms 'entirely in the wrong direction' to help disabled people into work, DWP warned
rishi sunak/ disability benefit reforms dwp
Benefits

Benefit reforms 'entirely in the wrong direction' to help disabled people into work, DWP warned

Big Issue Group supporting 10% more people to earn and work as UK poverty crisis deepens
Street vendor Will Payne reads the Big Issue - Credit Exposure Agency
Press Release

Big Issue Group supporting 10% more people to earn and work as UK poverty crisis deepens

Moving our bodies is good for our mental health, so what's stopping us?
moving mental health
Oliver Chantler

Moving our bodies is good for our mental health, so what's stopping us?

Even Suella Braverman wants to end the two-child benefit cap. Why is Labour refusing to budge?
suella braverman
Child poverty

Even Suella Braverman wants to end the two-child benefit cap. Why is Labour refusing to budge?

Dear Rishi Sunak – we can see sick notes falling without the need to limit benefits. Here's how
Side profile shot of prime minister Rishi Sunak chairing a meeting
Danyal Sattar

Dear Rishi Sunak – we can see sick notes falling without the need to limit benefits. Here's how

Stigma of poverty is a 'wicked social problem', report warns – but it doesn't have to be this way
Poverty

Stigma of poverty is a 'wicked social problem', report warns – but it doesn't have to be this way

Will DWP's WorkWell scheme actually help people into work – or is it an attack on disability rights?
working disabled woman
Disability rights

Will DWP's WorkWell scheme actually help people into work – or is it an attack on disability rights?

“We demand an end to poverty”: Big Issue Group lay out policy calls to political leaders ahead of General Election
Press Release

“We demand an end to poverty”: Big Issue Group lay out policy calls to political leaders ahead of General Election

Poverty eats away at all it touches – it must be dug out at its roots
The Criminal Justice Bill could be set to criminalise homelessness and rough sleeping
John Bird

Poverty eats away at all it touches – it must be dug out at its roots