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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...

Five richest UK families have more than 12 million poorest Brits Wealthy elite’s income growing four times faster than others

The five richest families in the UK are wealthier than the bottom 20 per cent of the entire population and the gap between the rich and the rest has grown significantly over the last two decades,...

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...

Oxfam Budget Reaction on Overseas Aid and UK Poverty

In response to today's Budget and the announcement that the UK will reach 0.7% on overseas aid Ben Phillips, Oxfam's Director of Campaigns, said:  "This decision to...

Oxfam: Tax evasion is costing the UK economy billions, whilst poorest families hit by austerity measures

The equivalent of nearly £200 per household is being lost through illegal tax evasion as 220,000 people in the UK are forced to go to charity foodbanks. Whilst many people in the UK are...

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...

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