Subject: poverty in the uk

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

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...

New infographic: Just what could £5.2bn of tax dodging pay for in the UK?

Today is the deadline for many people, maybe some of you too, to submit their tax returns to HMRC. Many people pay tax in the UK, but not everyone plays fair. Some people in the UK cheat: they illegally...

kat in a foodcycle apron

Local food, Global impact

I went down to the Foodcycle annual general meeting to meet some of their volunteers, and find out more about food poverty at home and abroad. What makes people hungry? And what does hunger mean...

Robin Hood Tax Campaigners

Oxford calls for a Robin Hood Tax

Robin Hood Tax campaigners in Oxford have taken to the streets to stage some very unusual theatre. Joella Lynch reports on a day spent surprising strangers and chasing bankers around the...

Top 10 Olympic Oxfam facts

Oxfam staff are as excited by the Olympics as the rest of the UK. You might be surprised by how much we and the sporting competition have in common. Here are our top 10 Olympic Oxfam facts! ...

Food heroes are serving up some local food solutions!

With Oxfam's UK Poverty Program warning of a 'perfect storm' of welfare cuts and spiralling living costs and Oxfam campaigners taking to the streets to explain why one in seven people...

‘Bags of Attitude’ hits UK Parliament as The Perfect Storm paper launches

‘Bags of Attitude’ hits UK Parliament as The Perfect Storm paper launches

Sophie Fosker and Mora McLagan talk about how a stunning new Oxfam exhibition shows how personally the politics crafted at Westminster can bite back home. The security systems at Westminster...

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