Subject: poverty in the uk

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Fixing holes in social security support would reduce need for food banks, users’ experience shows

Fixing holes in social security support would reduce need for food banks, users’ experience shows

Gaps in the social security safety net are a key reason why people are turning to food banks, according to the first in-depth study into the personal experiences of recipients of emergency food aid...

Oxfam's defends campaigning on UK food poverty

Ben Phillips, Oxfam Campaigns and Policy Director, said: "Oxfam is a resolutely non-party political organisation - we have a duty to draw attention to the hardship suffered by poor people we...

Big rise in UK food poverty sees 20m meals given out in last year

Food banks and food aid charities gave more than 20 million meals last year to people in the UK who could not afford to feed themselves - a 54 per cent increase on the previous 12 months, according...

Almost 2 million of the poorest households pushed deeper into poverty by welfare cuts

Some 1.75 million households in Great Britain have seen their incomes cut in the last three years as a result of welfare reform,  a report by Oxfam and the New Policy Institute (NPI) reveals. ...

Oxfam Budget response: Budget has not gone far enough to close the huge gap between the richest and the rest

In response to the Chancellor's comments during his Budget speech, that income inequality is at its lowest level in the UK for over 20 years, Katy Wright, Oxfam's Head of UK Policy, made...

Europe could have up to 25 million ‘new poor’ by 2025 if austerity drags on

Austerity policies are massively increasing poverty and inequality in the UK and across Europe - damage that will take two decades or more to reverse, according to a new report by Oxfam.  ...

Oxfam's response to Joseph Rowntree's findings that the way Universal Credit is implemented will mean many families could lose out

In response to Joseph Rowntree's findings on Universal Credit, Oxfam's Chris Johnes said," Oxfam is concerned that the way Universal Credit will be implemented will mean many families...

Oxfam response to Joseph Rowntree Foundation research showing living standards are being eroded for millions

Joseph Rowntree's annual Minimum Income Standards report published today shows quite how far living standards for people on low incomes have fallen. The inflation rate for essential goods and...

Oxfam response to government figures that reveal nearly a million more people were in poverty in the UK in 2011/12

The government's Households Below Average Incomes (HBAI) statistics, released today reveal that nearly a million more people were living in poverty in the UK in 2011/12. Half a million more working-age...

Charities call for urgent Parliamentary Inquiry, as more than half a million people in the UK now hungry and turning to food aid

Britain faces a hidden scandal where thousands of people cannot feed themselves or their families, according to a hard hitting report from Church Action Poverty and Oxfam.   The two...

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