Subject: livelihoods

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Tax policies that sound good but don’t work

Tax reforms and other policy changes that help people on the lowest incomes have been in the spotlight in the last couple of weeks. But are these policies really aimed at helping the poorest, asks...

Getting real about UK hunger

Last week was a busy one for debates on food poverty, from the Church weighing in on the debate to the announcement of a parliamentary inquiry into issue. Ruth Jackson writes about why Oxfam thinks...

Spring in the air at Duffryn

The weather may still be chilly, but green shoots were showing at Duffryn Community Allotment in Newport where the first working day of the season got off to a flying start this week. 36 people...

UK housing strategy will let the poor fall through the cracks

From April this year, the UK government will cap overall spending on welfare. Chris Johnes hoped this would encourage government departments to invest in long-term programmes tackling poverty to...

What is a risk-taking wealth creator anyway?

At a time the contribution business can make to help the UK economy recover is in the spotlight, Francis Stuart talks about the language of social justice and environmental sustainability, and how...

2014: the year of hard truths or return of the good times?

Economic growth returned to the UK last year and unemployment is falling, but can people on the lowest incomes expect things to get better in 2014? Krisnah Poinasamy analyses recent good and bad...

Hunger Hurts: Tanzania

This week, food writer and UK poverty campaigner Jack Monroe is visiting Oxfam's projects in Tanzania. Here Jack talks about meeting Irene, a young mother who is struggling to...

Thursday in Tanzania visiting the rice fields

This week, food writer and UK poverty campaigner Jack Monroe is visiting Oxfam's projects in Tanzania. Today she met farmers in Shinyanga, who are lifting lives with the income...

Why I'm in Tanzania...

This week, food writer and UK poverty campaigner Jack Monroe is visiting Oxfam's projects in Tanzania. Here she writes about why she has gone on this trip to "meet women who have made...

Juggling work and childcare – the challenges facing single parents in the UK

Single parents in the UK are more likely to be in poverty than those in a couple, and the same goes for children of lone parent families. To find out what challenges single parents are facing in...