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Oxfam reaction to ONS persistent poverty statistics

New figures, published today by the Office for National Statistics show that whilst the UK had one of the lowest rates of 'persistent' poverty in the EU, it had the 13th highest overall...

UK poverty stats show highest numbers for last 20 years - Oxfam reaction

The government's Households Below Average Incomes (HBAI) statistics, published today, reveal that 14 million people were living in poverty in the UK in 2015/16*. This is the highest figure since...

Oxfam response to JRF report which says 1 in 8 workers in UK living in poverty

In response to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and New Policy Institute's report, Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion 2016, published today, that says one in eight workers in the UK are living...

Reaction: Publication of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation's plan to end poverty in the UK by 2030

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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: ...

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