Subject: poverty in the uk

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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: ...

Oxfam response to Work and Pensions Select Committee report on Benefit Sanctions

Responding to the Work and Pensions Select Committee report on Benefit Sanctions, Rachael Orr, Head of Oxfam's UK Poverty Programme, said:  ...

Oxfam reaction to the All-party Parliamentary Inquiry into Food Poverty

In response to the All-party parliamentary inquiry into food poverty, Oxfam's Head of UK Poverty Rachael Orr said: ...

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. ...

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