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Subject: poverty in the uk

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Reaction: UK government figures on households below average income

Reacting to the publication of the UK government's statistics on households below average income for 2014-15, Rachael Orr, Oxfam's head of UK Programme said: ...

Reaction: Queen's Speech measures on tackling tax evasion and increasing life chances

TAX EVASION - Criminal Finances Bill Commenting on measures to tackle corruption, money laundering and tax evasion in a Criminal Finances Bill announced in the Queen's Speech, Oxfam's...

Reaction: Food bank use worryingly high

In response to the publication of the Trussell Trust's latest food bank use data, Rachael Orr, Oxfam's Head of UK Programme said: ...

A quarter of all new UK wealth goes to millionaires

The richest 1% of the UK population - made up entirely of millionaires - has captured more than a quarter of the £4 trillion increase in national wealth since 2000, while the poorest continue to...

Oxfam welcomes Osborne tax credit move

Responding to the Chancellor's decision to abandon proposed changes to tax credits, Rachael Orr, Oxfam Head of UK Poverty, said: ...

Oxfam reaction to Budget

Reacting to today's Budget, Nick Bryer, Oxfam's Head of UK Policy and Campaigns, said: On UK poverty and a national living wage "Increasing the legal minimum wage is a...

Government changes definition of child poverty - reaction

Commenting on today's Government's announcement that it is changing the official definition of child poverty, Kathleen Spencer Chapman, head of UK policy at Oxfam, said: ...

Oxfam launches new programme for the legal profession

Oxfam today launches Lawyers Against Poverty, a new programme focusing on access to justice. Oxfam's CEO, Mark Goldring, and Chilean human rights lawyer Magdalena Sepulveda Carmona, will launch...

Oxfam response to figures from the Trussell Trust which reveal that UK foodbank visits have topped 1 million

In response to figures from the Trussell Trust, out today, which show that the number of foodbank visits in the UK have topped 1 million, Oxfam's Head of UK Poverty, Rachael Orr, said: ...

Oxfam's response to the Labour Party's plan to reduce food poverty

Responding to the Labour Party's plan to reduce food poverty, Rachael Orr, Head of Oxfam's UK Poverty Programme, said: ...

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