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27 January 2021
The Tories are now floating the idea that maybe if they paid £500 to desperate workers in the gig economy, they might be inclined to self-isolate for two weeks if they contract Covid
20 January 2021
In early 1936, a then unknown George Orwell was commissioned by the publisher Victor Gollancz to travel to the north of England to research 'the conditions of the working class'
16 December 2020
A report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation shows that 2.4 million, including half a million children, experienced "destitution" in 2019 - before coronavirus reached the UK
9 December 2020
Many of us won't have much to cheer about this Christmas. In 2020 we've lost people to a pandemic which is still hurting us. One-in-twenty young people are currently unemployed.
2 December 2020
In a first of its kind globally, the Period Products (Free Provision) Scotland Act was enshrined into law in Scotland on 24 November, laying the foundations for eradicating period poverty for Scottish women.
17 June 2020
So Boris Johnson is going to set up yet another inquiry into racism and inequality. That's the last thing we need! It will end up in the bin along with all the others that have gone before it.
26 June 2019
Almost two-fifths of those in poverty in the UK are also in work
19 June 2019
"This year, more than 300,000 people in England will receive the life-changing diagnosis of cancer. And the number of people living with cancer is predicted to rise by 3.2% each year, writes Jon Dale, secretary, Unite Notts NHS branch.
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.
11 April 2018
"My children have grey skin, poor teeth, poor hair, poor nails. They are thinner... when you see them with children of the same age who are from an affluent area, they just look tiny."
31 January 2018
In parts of London and Greater Manchester you are now more likely to grow up poor than not
6 December 2017
14 million people in the UK - over 20% of the population - are living below the poverty line
8 November 2017
Welfare cuts are set to make child poverty soar over the next five years to 5.2 million kids
1 November 2017
Take the wealth off the 1%! The combined wealth of the world's billionaires has now reached an eye-watering $6 trillion
18 October 2017
Take the wealth off the super-rich - no to the Tories' scapegoating of pensioners!: Over a third of young people are in debt - on average by £2,989 - says the Money Advice Trust
20 September 2017
Still recovering from the last crisis? Hold on to your wallet, Britain's bankers are storing up another one - £200 billion of consumer debt
26 July 2017
Jeremy Corbyn's election pledge to abolish tuition fees was one of the most attractive and popular offers in Labour's manifesto.
His hint that he might also support writing off existing student debt was also warmly received.
31 May 2017
The average family will be around £15,000 in debt by 2020, says the TUC. A Corbyn-led government would be an important step forward
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