New government figures released on 7 May 2009 confirm that progress on fighting poverty in the UK had come to a halt, even before the current recession, says the campaigning organisation Church Action on Poverty.
Opposition to the government's Welfare Reform Bill reached a new level this morning, when campaigners dressed as bankers took over the lobby of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) in Adelphi House, central London.
The Government’s Pre-Budget Report announced some measures which will help those hit hardest by the economic crisis. But more needs to be done, says the campaigning group Church Action on Poverty (CAP).
The majority of the British public want the UK’s political parties to set out how they will end poverty in the country, a new YouGov opinion survey for the freshly-launched Get Fair campaign reveals today.
A new alliance of religious and secular groups committed to cooperation to "make poverty history in the UK" is to be launched on Thursday 11 September 2008, with involvement from major churches and Christian agencies.
A church group has repeated its call for action to end inequality outside Britain's main urban areas. It comes as a new report shows that poverty and inequality are growing in Britain’s rural communities even faster than in towns and cities