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Joana Martinho

Communications Officer, UK Poverty

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Help us win £50,000 to fund our fantastic work in the UK

Oxfam is known for its work in over 90 countries around the world, but did you know that we also work with some of the most disadvantaged communities in the UK? ...

The impact of austerity – and the alternatives

If you've seen the news in the last few days, you'll have no doubt come across the headlines that say the UK "has turned a corner", and that we are on the road to economic recovery....

New infographic: Just what could £5.2bn of tax dodging pay for in the UK?

Today is the deadline for many people, maybe some of you too, to submit their tax returns to HMRC. Many people pay tax in the UK, but not everyone plays fair. Some people in the UK cheat: they illegally...

We need to keep talking about inequality in Britain

Yesterday, Oxfam joined again the chorus of voices saying that this 'austerity' business in the UK is not inevitable - "about time some big hitters stepped up", someone said on...

Zero-hours contract. Zero flexibility.

Zero-hours contract. Zero flexibity.

With more than one million 16 to 24 year-olds out of work in the UK today, and the lack of well-paid stable jobs, the future doesn't look too promising for young people. Jennifer Glinski, an...

Bringing a community closer together through planting trees

Bringing a community closer together through planting trees

Oxfam and our partner Eadha Enterprises have been working on the Communities Branching Out project in Scotland, which links climate change prevention with community development. We have been working...