Monthly Archives: June 2017
Report reveals that 8,108 people were seen rough sleeping in London over the last year.
Charities call for an urgent summit to work to resolve the growing crisis of fuel poverty in the UK.
Oxford University research finds that poverty and hunger are all too real for a growing number of British people.
Social Mobility Commission says successive governments have failed to reduce the gap between Britain’s ‘haves and have nots’.
Figures from 72 councils show more than 12,000 properties have been sold off since 2014 but only 4,309 have been built.
Local authorities plan to find £824m of savings, meaning they will be spending £6bn less on social care than in 2010 when austerity began.
Protection for 17m families paying most expensive tariff, which Tories promised in election campaign, has been dropped.
Chartered Institute for Housing responds to "worrying" rise in homelessness.
Policy has caused ‘real misery to no good purpose’ as parents of children under two do not qualify for free childcare.
New benefit system will not be introduced in full in July so jobcentre staff can focus on claimants affected by Grenfell blaze.
Anti-poverty campaigners welcome the introduction of a new 'Social Security Bill' for Scotland.
Poll reveals a strong public appetite to lift poverty-stricken Scottish children out of hardship and destitution.
SNP also call on the Tories to deliver a 'soft Brexit' by staying in the single market.
Cut contradicts Theresa May's commitment to end the "burning injustice" of the treatment of people with mental health conditions, say Labour.
Theresa May told she would be committing "political suicide" by pushing the controversial policy through Parliament.
Theresa May urged to give public service employees and 'long overdue' pay rise, as survey shows many are struggling to make ends meet.
Department for Work and Pensions instructs local job centre to be ‘as flexible as possible’ with those affected by fire.
Unions representing cross-section of healthcare staff increase pressure on government to use Queen’s speech to lift 1% restriction on pay rises.
Leading disability rights charity publishes 'manifesto for disability rights in a post-EU UK'.
An emotional David Lammy fought back tears as he linked the tragic fire to a failing welfare state.
Unicef report finds that one in three British children are in ‘multi-dimensional poverty’ and says gaps between rich and poor are widening around the world.
Majority also believe people should be fined for missed appointments.