Category - poverty

  • August 2, 2016

    A new report, Counting the cost of UK poverty by Heriot Watt and Loughborough Universities, is the first research to illustrate how much poverty across all age groups costs the public purse. It finds that £69 billion, £1 in every £5 of all spending on public services, is needed because of the impact and cost poverty has on people’s lives.

  • July 23, 2016

    The start of the school holidays should be a happy time for children, but in too many cases the anticipation of leisurely sunny days and fun activities has been replaced by worry and anxiety.

  • June 25, 2016

    The UK must remain an outward-looking country and an international leader against poverty and global threats following voters' historic decision to leave the European Union, says Christian Aid.

  • June 17, 2016

    Pan-African women of faith from Africa and the African diaspora have in a spiritual pilgrimage deliberated on issues affecting women’s empowerment and the importance of lifting their voices and votes to end hunger and poverty.

  • June 3, 2016

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  • May 19, 2016

    Watching the Queen’s Speech was like observing the behaviour of an absentee landlord

  • May 17, 2016

    Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS)  figures released on 16 May 2016 show 3.9 million people in the UK are in persistent poverty. The figures show  one in three people have experienced poverty in recent years, underlinng the precarious nature of work in Britain.

  • May 3, 2016

    An interview with Stephen Crabb this morning gave a hint at potential future directions for the Depart

  • April 21, 2016

    Faith communities throughout the land, because of their work with people in need, are only too aware of the devastating impact of benefit sanctions on some of the poorest and most disadvantaged mem

  • April 12, 2016

    When Stephen Crabb replaced Iain Duncan Smith as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, it was an opportunity to hope for a different approach, and a change of direction from the DWP.  Alth