• September 5, 2012

    Britain's poorest children and families are suffering most from recession and cuts, says a leading charity as it launches a new report and fundraising campaign.

  • July 6, 2012
  • July 6, 2012

    The number of children living in vulnerable families in Britain will rise markedly to over one million by 2051, unless critical action is taken, say charities.

  • June 28, 2012

    “Money pads the edges of things” says Helen Schlegel, a character in EM Forster's Howards End. And where there is no padding, those edges can be very sharp indeed.

  • June 22, 2012

    The Joint Public Issues Team of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Methodist Church in Britain and the United Reformed Church has issued a statement about the Government's new poverty measures and tax avoidance.

  • June 15, 2012

    Three of the UK's largest churches have slammed proposals to change the way poverty is measured. They say ministers are blaming the poor for poverty.

  • June 11, 2012

    This week in Los Cabos in Mexico heads of state from the G20 nations are meeting. Every year this meeting is crucial – it is a focal moment for discussion and action on economic and financial reform and improving the structures that feed into both, such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF); and it is a moment when multilateral decisions and progress can be made on issues vital to the wellbeing and flourishing of the poorest, such as food security and development.

  • May 27, 2012

    “Gross impiety it is that a nation's pride should be maintained in the face of its poor.” William Penn wrote these words in 1669. We have no means of knowing what his voice might have sounded like when he read them aloud, as he undoubtedly would have done, but when I hear them in my mind's ear, they are spoken with firmness and a touch of anger. They are words we do well to heed in our own time.

  • May 4, 2012

    People in Northern Ireland are caught between the impact of the recession and a programme of austerity and welfare reform, according to new research published on 2 May.

  • May 3, 2012

    Next week thousands of people across the UK will be taking part in the Live Below the Line campaign, spending just £1 a day for five days on all their food and drink.