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Subject: poverty in the uk

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Tracy with her daughter. Credit: Oxfam

Struggling to pay for the basics after welfare reform

UK Poverty Communications Officer Sarah Brodbin relates the experience of Tracy, a mother-of-one, who has turned to foodbanks as she struggles to pay for the basics due to the impact of welfare...

What on earth is an anti-poverty strategy anyway?

Last week, the government launched their new strategy to tackle child poverty in the UK. Chris Goulden, head of the poverty research team at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, comments on it and asks...

Fighting inequality starts with housing

As housing costs in the UK spiral out of control, Chris Johnes thinks the time has come for tougher rules to prevent the wealthiest from making housing unaffordable for the majority of 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...

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...

Challenging lies about poverty in Wales

As poverty in Wales rises, Oxfam Cymru and the Church in Wales join forces to challenge the myths about poverty. Julian Rosser, head of Oxfam Cymru, discusses some of the myths perpetuated by the...

Autumn Statement: the poorest pay twice

Following yesterday's Autumn Statement, Chris Johnes, Oxfam's Director for UK Poverty, reacts to the Chancellor's announcements and their impact on those struggling to get by in the UK....

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...