poverty

Is it too much to hope for an accessible safety net that protects us all from poverty?
Joanne Barker-Marsh

Is it too much to hope for an accessible safety net that protects us all from poverty?

For a future social security system to work, we must include the voices and lived experiences of people accessing it, writes Joanne Barker-Marsh, who took part in the Covid Realities research programme.

‘Pensioners died without getting their due’ from DWP, says scathing report
pensions

‘Pensioners died without getting their due’ from DWP, says scathing report

MPs slammed the government for underpaying some pensions by up to £128,000 in what they called a “shameful shambles”.

‘Just write millions of cheques’: Economists call for cash payments to ease cost of living crisis
cost of living crisis

‘Just write millions of cheques’: Economists call for cash payments to ease cost of living crisis

A US-style stimulus system giving people up to £500 would go further to slow the cost of living crisis than a VAT cut, a thinktank said.

Here’s where to find help as the cost of living soars
cost of living crisis

Here’s where to find help as the cost of living soars

UK cost of living sees fastest increase in 30 years
cost of living crisis

UK cost of living sees fastest increase in 30 years

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Some people could soon be spending more than half their income on energy bills
Energy crisis

Some people could soon be spending more than half their income on energy bills

‘Pull the other one’: Nadine Dorries ridiculed for claims BBC licence fee freeze will help cost of living
cost of living crisis

‘Pull the other one’: Nadine Dorries ridiculed for claims BBC licence fee freeze will help cost of living

Changemakers 2022: Anti-poverty
Changemakers 2022

Changemakers 2022: Anti-poverty

MPs win fight to make disability benefits research public after DWP refusal
welfare system

MPs win fight to make disability benefits research public after DWP refusal

Half of young people don’t believe they’ll ever be able to retire comfortably
cost of living crisis

Half of young people don’t believe they’ll ever be able to retire comfortably

The very worst of Ovo Energy’s ‘embarrassing’ tips for keeping warm this winter
News

The very worst of Ovo Energy’s ‘embarrassing’ tips for keeping warm this winter

Energy firm apologises for telling customers to do star jumps and hug pets to stay warm
cost of living crisis

Energy firm apologises for telling customers to do star jumps and hug pets to stay warm

Boris Johnson under increasing pressure from Tories to tackle cost of living crisis
cost of living crisis

Boris Johnson under increasing pressure from Tories to tackle cost of living crisis

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Influencer Molly Mae slammed for ‘Thatcherite’ comments on poverty and privilege
Inequality

Influencer Molly Mae slammed for ‘Thatcherite’ comments on poverty and privilege

VAT cut or better benefits? Ministers under pressure to rescue millions from energy crisis
fuel bills

VAT cut or better benefits? Ministers under pressure to rescue millions from energy crisis

‘People are skint’: Six million workers have no savings as expensive 2022 looms
cost of living crisis

‘People are skint’: Six million workers have no savings as expensive 2022 looms

What happened when Sam Fender helped out at his local foodbank?
Music

What happened when Sam Fender helped out at his local foodbank?

Prince Charles and Camilla visit south London food bank ahead of Christmas
Food banks

Prince Charles and Camilla visit south London food bank ahead of Christmas

Pandemic effect on deprived children’s health could last into adulthood
health inequality

Pandemic effect on deprived children’s health could last into adulthood

Levelling up: Government delays plans to fix ‘worst regional inequalities in developed world’
Levelling up

Levelling up: Government delays plans to fix ‘worst regional inequalities in developed world’

Families could be spending £550 extra on energy bills next year
energy crisis

Families could be spending £550 extra on energy bills next year

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Low-income families in Scotland to receive £20 per week from April
welfare system

Low-income families in Scotland to receive £20 per week from April

Kitmas campaign will give football shirts to thousands of children in poverty this Christmas
Charity

Kitmas campaign will give football shirts to thousands of children in poverty this Christmas

Food banks are giving out almost 2,000 emergency parcels to children every day
Food banks

Food banks are giving out almost 2,000 emergency parcels to children every day

Social care cap: What is it and what does it mean for me?
social care

Social care cap: What is it and what does it mean for me?

Legacy benefits freeze left disabled people living on ‘historically’ low payments, court hears
welfare system

Legacy benefits freeze left disabled people living on ‘historically’ low payments, court hears

Food banks face a hard winter – give people cash instead
Sabine Goodwin

Food banks face a hard winter – give people cash instead

HS2: What is it and which bits have been scrapped?
Transport

HS2: What is it and which bits have been scrapped?

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

DWP faces High Court battle over ‘morally bankrupt’ legacy benefits rule
welfare system

DWP faces High Court battle over ‘morally bankrupt’ legacy benefits rule

Pension triple lock: What is it and how does it affect me?
pensions

Pension triple lock: What is it and how does it affect me?

How to donate toys and charity Christmas gifts to children
Christmas

How to donate toys and charity Christmas gifts to children

Government accused of ‘institutionalising’ food banks in new guidance for councils
Poverty

Government accused of ‘institutionalising’ food banks in new guidance for councils