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Subject: poverty in the uk

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Explaining UK Wage Rates

The gap widens between the UKs national living wage and the real living wage

It is ever more clear that employment is not an automatic route out of poverty in the UK. In this blog, Amy Hill outlines the difference between the national living wage and the real living wage...

Council Housing in Tower Hamlets, dwarfed by the financial buildings of Canary Wharf (Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam)

Inequality and division in the UK – Ensuring the economy works for everyone

The UK is one of the most unequal nations in the developed world. This blog highlights the nature of poverty and inequality and calls on Prime Minister Theresa May to ensure that employment offers...

University of West of Scotland cleaning staff. The workers took part in a focus group as part of the research project. Credit: University of West of Scotland

Decent work for low paid workers: a job to be done

LEARNING: As 'Decent work for all' is one of the SDGs, understanding what decent work means in context is important. Here, Francis Stuart talks about the new publication 'Decent...

Tower Hamlets

Why London needs an Inequality Commissioner

OPINION: The divide between the richest and the poorest in the UK is growing, and the gap is seen most starkly in London. That's why Oxfam is calling for an Inequality Commissioner to...

Council Housing in Tower Hamlets, dwarfed by the financial buildings of Canary Wharf. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Social security cuts risk widening UK regional inequalities

OPINION:  Graham Whitham, Senior Policy Advisor on UK Poverty, warns that the latest government budget decisions will have a negative impact on already high levels of poverty and inequality...

Roots Lab partners and consultation participants gather during the Roots Lab consultation that took place in Beirut, Lebanon - October 2015. Credit: Oxfam

Social change for and by young women

What's the most effective way of supporting young women to create the change they want to see in the world? FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund, The Global Fund for Women, Oxfam and the Young Foundation...

Oxfam’s Even It Up Bus in Cardiff Bay, October 2015. Credit: Oxfam

Oxfam Cymru's Blueprint for Change

The Welsh Assembly election in May 2016 offers a significant opportunity for every political party to transparently commit themselves to create a more equal Wales, within a more equal world. Carys...

Food poverty perceptions in the UK

Public perceptions of UK foodbanks

Last year, more than a million people in the UK had to rely on foodbanks to help feed themselves and their families. Between August and September Oxfam commissioned Research Now to survey 1,890 people...

Volunteers Jane Foote and Judith Crichton packing food at Tower Hamlets food bank.

Measuring poverty in the UK and why it matters

Graham Whitham, Oxfam's Senior Policy Advisor on UK Poverty and Inequality explains why poverty in developed nations cannot be separated from a relative lack of material resources. Income and...

Measurement of national success according to NEF

Success is not just measured by GDP

Good jobs, wellbeing, health, the environment and fairness could be the best indicators of national success, according to the New Economics Foundation (NEF). Bethany Farr, Team Coordinator for our...

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