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26 June 2019
Almost two-fifths of those in poverty in the UK are also in work
3 April 2019
In the UK, 2.9 million children from working families are now living in poverty, reports the Department for Work and Pensions. And more than a third of babies are living below the poverty line, according to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
28 November 2018
I have worked, since leaving college - 22 years - solely in benefits. I have witnessed the systematic destruction of a support system meant to help those who need it most, creating a widespread situation
21 November 2018
General election now to reverse austerity! A United Nations special envoy has published a report that harshly condemns poverty in the UK, and links the capitalist establishment's brutal austerity programme to it directly.
6 December 2017
14 million people in the UK - over 20% of the population - are living below the poverty line
14 December 2016
55% of poor people now live in working households - for the first time on record.
30 November 2016
Resist Victorian living standards!: Hospitals have come under a new wave of pressure as the number of patients admitted with malnutrition has drastically increased.
26 October 2016
Almost 80% of self-employed workers are living in poverty, according to Tax Research UK.
5 October 2016
How much is in your savings account? According to a new report published by the under-threat Money Advice Service, 44% of UK workers have savings of less than £100.
14 October 2015
It was with overwhelming shock that I learnt my family stands to lose around £140 a month. Tory cuts to tax credits will hit us hard when implemented in 2016. Some families stand to lose up to £1,700 a year.
2 September 2015
There is enormous pressures on disabled and ill people to remain at work. Those who don't work face benefit cuts.
26 November 2014
Scandal of unequal Britain: Many MPs will be looking forward to 2015 - perhaps not to the general election but to the 11% pay rise they'll get if they survive it
22 October 2014
Tory triumphalism over rising employment masks the misery of millions of working class people in low pay Britain
25 June 2014
Since the defeat of the miners' strike 30 years ago successive governments have continued the work started by Thatcher to take back all the gains in living standards previously won by workers
13 March 2014
Poverty safari: The idle rich used to go on big game safaris. Now it seems that 'poverty safaris' are all the rage
3 April 2013
The government is set to abolish the Agricultural Wages Board (AWB) for agricultural workers in England and Wales in October...
27 June 2012
A series in the Guardian, Breadline Britain, has outlined some shocking statistics about poverty. These figures have smashed apart the Tory propaganda about 'scroungers' and 'the job-shy'...
23 May 2012
Big Society goes global: I think I have misjudged David Cameron. When he talked about the Big Society I did not realise it stretched all the way to Greece.
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