Subject: poverty in the uk

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The Houses of Parliament

What's still wrong with the Government's Lobbying Bill?

It's a critical time for the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill - or the Gagging Law, as campaigners have come to call it. The Bill...

Is it about time we stopped attacking the welfare state?

Is it about time we stopped attacking the welfare state?

Even though a recent survey has shown that attitudes towards people on benefits might be softening, the stigma of living in poverty is very much alive. Just last week, at the Liberal Democrats conference,...

Cheetham Hill Advice Centre – helping people get back on their feet every day

Earlier this week, when the Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer QC announced that benefit fraudsters could face up to ten years in jail for their crime, he also reminded us of what benefits...

Campaigners ask G8 leaders to put an end to tax dodging

'The UK Gold' in Manchester

The UK Gold is being screened across the country- and it will be shown in Manchester on the opening day of the Conservative Party Conference. Find out more here:  ...

The Houses of Parliament

What’s wrong with the Government’s Lobbying Bill?

UPDATE: 5 September 2013 Despite opposition from the Electoral Commission, charities, thinktanks, unions and others, the Bill was narrowly voted through in Parliament on Tuesday, meaning that...

Jossie Katayama

Highlights from a week with the UK Poverty team

Jossie Katayama recently spent a week in Oxfam House, getting work experience with our UK Poverty team. Once she had completed her week in the office, she decided to write about her time here and...

Citizens Advice Bureau: showing things aren't working as they should

Jossie Katayama recently spent a week with us at Oxfam, getting work experience with our team. One of the things she did was visit the Citizens Advice Bureau in Oxford, one of our partners. These...

Why is Oxfam working with food banks in the UK?

Why is Oxfam working with food banks in the UK?

There's a saying in my home town of Wigan, in the North of England, that's often shouted at football matches and displayed on souvenirs. It goes 'We come from Wigan and we live in mud...

For once, the media showed they understand poverty in the UK

For once, the media showed they understand poverty in the UK

Since Iain Duncan Smith rashly joined a long list of politicians trying to "experience poverty" by declaring that he could live on £53 a week (the level of income a market trader said he...

Let's dispel the myth of the 'benefits scrounger'

After George Osborne's budget announcement last week, now seems like a good time to dispel the myth of the 'benefits scrounger'. Here are David Eyre's thoughts on why it's about...

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