Poverty

Tories want you to think the poor, disabled people and Carol Vorderman are the enemy. They're lying
Prime minister Rishi Sunak visits Wren Academy in Finchley, North London, where he met staff and pupils.
Rachel Charlton-Dailey

Tories want you to think the poor, disabled people and Carol Vorderman are the enemy. They're lying

Anger as energy firms allowed to resume force-fitting prepayment meters: 'Cruel and dangerous'
elderly man
Energy bills

Anger as energy firms allowed to resume force-fitting prepayment meters: 'Cruel and dangerous'

'This is the reality': Children in care being forced to move at Christmas to save councils money
teen walks away into nightime cityscape
Carolyne Willow

'This is the reality': Children in care being forced to move at Christmas to save councils money

Man left 'suicidal' and sacrificing food after being 'harassed' by debt collectors
rob
Cost of living crisis

Man left 'suicidal' and sacrificing food after being 'harassed' by debt collectors

To eliminate poverty, and all the problems it causes, we have to aim for the moon
The Beatles: Ringo, George, John and Paul in black and white
John Bird

To eliminate poverty, and all the problems it causes, we have to aim for the moon

Carib Eats: Meet the grassroots group helping the needy with Caribbean food and community
carib eats
Cost of living crisis

Carib Eats: Meet the grassroots group helping the needy with Caribbean food and community

Letters: Mother Earth is trying to rid herself of the parasite that is killing her – mankind
Letters

Letters: Mother Earth is trying to rid herself of the parasite that is killing her – mankind

'Ministers aren't interested in evidence': DWP sanctions are driving people to disability benefits
Pound coins on a piece of paper with disability living allowancve
Benefits

'Ministers aren't interested in evidence': DWP sanctions are driving people to disability benefits

Risk of dying from cancer much higher in poorer areas of England, shameful study shows
manchester
Poverty

Risk of dying from cancer much higher in poorer areas of England, shameful study shows

Inside the Big Issue: Our Christmas Kids Cover Competition winner
Inside the magazine

Inside the Big Issue: Our Christmas Kids Cover Competition winner

Mrs Brown's Boys could be the anchor we all need this Christmas
Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas Special
Paul McNamee

Mrs Brown's Boys could be the anchor we all need this Christmas

Lame Tories have failed us. Labour must plan to do better
Harold Macmillan at the 1957 Conservative Conference
John Bird

Lame Tories have failed us. Labour must plan to do better

'Poverty is killing children': How homeless families are fighting to survive this Christmas
poverty christmas
Cost of living crisis

'Poverty is killing children': How homeless families are fighting to survive this Christmas

Homeless man asks to be sent to jail for a bed and a meal. It happens more often than you'd think
Prison is no picnic - but for some rough sleepers, it at least provides a 'safe' place to stay. Image credit: Piqsels
Homelessness

Homeless man asks to be sent to jail for a bed and a meal. It happens more often than you'd think

All the ways the government's childcare plans will help richer parents and hurt the poor
30 hours free childcare
Childcare

All the ways the government's childcare plans will help richer parents and hurt the poor

UK's food poverty crisis is spiralling out of control – and there's only one way to fix it
People queueing at a food bank
Sabine Goodwin

UK's food poverty crisis is spiralling out of control – and there's only one way to fix it

Letters: Minimum wage is meaningless without a defined maximum wage
£50 notes in a wallet
Letters

Letters: Minimum wage is meaningless without a defined maximum wage

'How are people going to cope?': Almost all food banks helping first-time users as demand surges
Food banks

'How are people going to cope?': Almost all food banks helping first-time users as demand surges

Autumn Statement: Jeremy Hunt accused of 'cynical attack' on sick and disabled benefits claimants
hunt/ autumn statement
Autumn Statement

Autumn Statement: Jeremy Hunt accused of 'cynical attack' on sick and disabled benefits claimants

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announces raise in local housing allowance for first time in three years
Jeremy Hunt announcing local housing allowance rates at the Autumn Statement
Autumn Statement

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announces raise in local housing allowance for first time in three years