Category - poverty

  • 22 Dec 2013

    The President of the Methodist Conference in Britain has condemned MPs who laughed and joked about foodbank users in a parliamentary debate last week.

  • 20 Dec 2013

    A few weeks ago I started a petition to get Parliament to debate hunger in the UK and why there's been a rise in the use of foodbanks. I thought I'd work steadily towards 100,000 signers over a few months and aim for a debate by Spring. How wrong was I?

  • 11 Dec 2013

    Faith leaders have gathered at Parliament to urge MPs to rewrite the Lobbying Bill and prevent significant damage to legitimate civil society campaigning.

  • 9 Dec 2013

    Millions of people are being left behind, and the charities that help them are being shut out from the faltering Big Society project, says a new report

  • 5 Dec 2013

    A leading charitable body has joined other NGOs in accusing Chancellor George Osborne of failing the most vulnerable in his Autumn Statement.

  • 5 Dec 2013

    Pension age will keep rising, UK chancellor George Osborne announced in his autumn statement today (5 December 2013). Young people now finishing their education will probably have to wait until they are in their 70s. This will have a devastating effect on some areas and sections of society.

  • 5 Dec 2013

    The rising number of working people living in poverty is causing the government to spend billions more than planned on social security, says the TUC.

  • 29 Nov 2013

    The Kirk "cares about the needs of everyone in Scotland and is often in the areas where it is most difficult to be", its Moderator has told Westminster MPs.

  • 11 Nov 2013

    The poorest and most vulnerable currently live on the edge of a precipice. If they put a foot wrong, they are plunged over the edge into poverty, destitution, perhaps homelessness. Missing an appointment at the Jobcentre, or even just being late for an appointment, can lead to benefit sanctions which leave them with little or no income. This, to a large extent, accounts for the ever-rising numbers of people dependent on a foodbank to survive.

  • 30 Oct 2013

    The UK supreme court has confirmed that the government had broken the law through failing to supply adequate information about its work-or-starve schemes for jobless people. Yet, by and large, ministers are succeeding in inflicting terrible hardship on many unemployed and sick people, as Citizens Advice Bureau research reveals.