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Subject: livelihoods

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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...

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...

UK construction workers

Living wage: what happens when companies put well-being before profits

As Oxfam celebrates becoming a living wage employer, Oxfam GB's ethical trade manager Rachel Wilshaw explains what a living wage means for Oxfam - and why it is so desperately needed by workers...

Working single parents will be worse off under universal credit – but the government can change that

As the government's Universal Credit initiative to combine several welfare payments into one goes into its next phase, Caroline Davey from Gingerbread talks about the negative impact that it...

Lorna, a working mother who lives in Tower Hamlets, not far from Canary Wharf, the prosperous heart of the UK's banking industry. Credit: Lydia Goldblatt

Austerity in Europe: why repeat history's mistakes?

Today, we launch a new paper that uses the lessons from Africa, Latin America and South East Asia to warn against aggressive austerity programmes in Europe. Krisnah Poinasamy, one of the authors...

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....

Closing down Credit: Jimmy Mac

Growth you say? When GDP just ain’t enough...

Forget the so-called 'green shoots', Katherine Trebeck argues that the growth being reported by some, is not the kind to be celebrated.  ...

‘Well done mum!’ Children cheer mothers’ success on Access to Work project

Proud kids made colourful banners to celebrate their mums' achievements in completing six months on Oxfam Cymru's unique Access to Work programme. at a unique awards ceremony in Cardiff's...