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Tag: uk poverty

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Future skills: helping women get along in the job market

Caroline Tosal-Suprun reflects on a recent workshop, co-developed by Oxfam and the Co-operative Bank, as part of our work to improve women's access to work in the UK.  ...

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...

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...