Subject: poverty in the uk

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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...

Kamika and her daughter with Hammersmith and Fulham food bank manager Daphine Aikens. Credit: Oxfam/Sarah Brodbin

Will welfare reform mean increased poverty?

As UK MPs consider proposed changes to the welfare system this week Seb Klier, UK poverty Parliamentary and Advocacy Advisor, explains why they should be concerned about provision of 'decent...

Photo: Tower Hamlets, London. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Why the UK needs a lifebelt to keep us all afloat

With the release of the UK Doughnut paper today, Philomena Cullen reflects on what the report reveals about life in the UK, and concludes that we are in danger of falling into a state of irreversible...

The doughnut of planetary and social boundaries

The Scottish Doughnut: A safe and just space for Scotland

How can Scotland ensure the needs of all its citizens are met while living within environmental and planetary boundaries? The Scottish Doughnut report released today depicts where Scotland is...

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Women of the North East stand up for their rights

Our Routes to Solidarity programme works with minority ethnic women in the UK affected by poverty, inequality and discrimination. Sara Ganassin explains how women in north-east England are using...

Women working in an office. Credit: Gingerbread

We won't make work pay without investment in single parents' education

Gingerbread, the UK-based single parent charity, has today launched a new report calling for more government investment in further education for single parents. Gingerbread's campaign officer,...

UK hunger: why is it rising and what can we do about it?

Oxfam believes that no one should go hungry, let alone in the seventh richest country in the world. Yet in Britain one in five people live below the poverty line and life expectancy in some areas...

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...

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How the benefits safety net fails 1.75 million families

Hannah Aldridge, senior researcher for the New Policy Institute (NPI), explains how recent changes to the UK welfare system have hit the poorest families. ...

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