Subject: poverty in the uk

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Oxfam responds to Chancellor's Autumn Statement

Responding to the Chancellor's Autumn Statement, Chris Johnes, Oxfam's Director of UK poverty, said: "Despite the Chancellor's tough rhetoric on tax avoiders, it is...

Oxfam response to the publication of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s (JRF) Minimum Income Standard for the UK

The JRF's annual Minimum Income Standard (MIS) figures, published tonight, are defined by what members of the public think people need to have a socially acceptable standard of living. The results...

Work no longer pays for Britons caught in "perfect storm" of falling incomes and rising costs

Charity warns "UK could return to inequality levels not seen since Victorian times" Government rhetoric about 'making work pay' - used to justify sweeping welfare...

'Austerity isn't working' eminent economists tell EU leaders

European leaders pushing austerity as the solution to the current economic crisis are guilty of "bad economics, bad arithmetic and ignoring the lessons of history," according to a pamphlet...

Oxfam response: charity foodbank figures reveal double the demand for emergency food in the UK

New figures, published today by the Trussell Trust, reveal the number of people visiting foodbanks for emergency food in the UK has doubled in the last year, to over 128,000 people.  ...

Budget fails to support squashed bottom, says Oxfam

In response to the Budget, Chris Johnes, Director of Oxfam's UK poverty programme, said: "It is a farce to call this a 'Robin Hood' Budget when it has failed to support the...

Budget should raise new tax revenues from those who can afford it, not cut support further from those who can’t, says Oxfam

Charity says cuts to public services and welfare are unfairly impacting the 'squashed bottom' Ahead of next week's Budget announcement, Oxfam has urged the Chancellor to introduce...

Government changes to domestic worker visas could put thousands at risk of serious exploitation

Oxfam is warning that government plans announced today in Parliament, to change visa rules for migrant domestic workers, could put thousands at risk of severe exploitation. Oxfam's Director...

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