Subject: poverty in the uk

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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...

We need to keep talking about inequality in Britain

Yesterday, Oxfam joined again the chorus of voices saying that this 'austerity' business in the UK is not inevitable - "about time some big hitters stepped up", someone said on...

It's action time for Robin Hood

If Gandhi's chronology of "first they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win" is anything to go by, the Robin Hood Tax campaign is getting close...

Zero-hours contract. Zero flexibility.

Zero-hours contract. Zero flexibity.

With more than one million 16 to 24 year-olds out of work in the UK today, and the lack of well-paid stable jobs, the future doesn't look too promising for young people. Jennifer Glinski, an...

Bringing a community closer together through planting trees

Bringing a community closer together through planting trees

Oxfam and our partner Eadha Enterprises have been working on the Communities Branching Out project in Scotland, which links climate change prevention with community development. We have been working...

Roma community clean up city streets as they integrate into Scottish society

At school in Slovakia, Marcela Adamova's pale skin and blue eyes qualified her for a seat at the front of the class with the white pupils - while Roma children were pushed to the back. Marcela...

Conspicuously poor

In a society in which we often judge each other by superficial appearances, it seems individuals are denied empathy or support as 'poor' if they are still able to take care of their appearance. ...

It's the inequality, stupid

We know so much about the growing inequality in the UK. We know that it is getting worse - in Scotland, for example, two fifths of the increase in income during the last decade has gone to...

The meaningless of fairness

I recently saw someone's new Facebook status reading: "Belinda is having a well-deserved glass of wine after a hard day's shopping. Thirsty work." This suggests to me how quickly...

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