Poverty

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To pay or not to pay exorbitant energy bills | Letters
Letters: People should seek help from their energy supplier first to avoid the consequences of refusing to pay, advises Robert Dow, while John Nicholson recalls the effect of the poll tax protests

Letters

08, Aug, 2022 @4:43 PM

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The people making a difference: the food market pioneer taking on the cost of living crisis
At 75, Dorothy Bowker felt compelled to set up a low-cost supermarket for her community. Now it is her turn to be treated

Sirin Kale

08, Aug, 2022 @11:00 AM

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When ‘having it good’ leaves you with nothing: life as a renter on the poverty line | Kristin O'Connell
For those of us who rely on the whim of a landlord for safe shelter, there’s no relief in sight until politicians decide to act

Kristin O'Connell

08, Aug, 2022 @2:37 AM

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Link between social class and achievement in education | Letter
Letter: Martyn Pendergast on the flawed methodology that defined ‘white working class’

Letters

07, Aug, 2022 @3:56 PM

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Children and nurseries are being failed by this government | Letter
Letter: Charlie Rosier says millions of children are missing out on structured learning and development opportunities due to growing issues with affordability

Letters

07, Aug, 2022 @3:55 PM

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Sunak backer says ‘we have to get real’ in attack on Truss tax plans
Foreign secretary’s supporters say comments she made appearing to reject emergency financial help were ‘misinterpreted’

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

07, Aug, 2022 @2:34 PM

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Britain is entering a profound social emergency. Why is nobody acting like it? | John Harris
We are entering an era of mass fuel poverty and ‘warm banks’ – and complacent leaders have left a dangerous political vacuum, says the Guardian columnist John Harris

John Harris

07, Aug, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Fuel poverty is creating a left-out generation that will never recover from the scars | Gordon Brown
Only an emergency budget can prevent millions more families from falling into destitution that will mark their children for decades

Gordon Brown

06, Aug, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Why is Starmer peddling the Tory ‘magic money tree’ line on public spending? It’s just bad economics | Frances Ryan
In such times of crisis, smart state investment is to be welcomed, not feared, says the Guardian columnist Frances Ryan

Frances Ryan

05, Aug, 2022 @12:19 PM

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Researchers attach body cameras to children to study New Zealand poverty
Images from world-first project show ‘shameful’ differences between conditions faced by children in most- and least-advantaged households

Eva Corlett in Wellington

05, Aug, 2022 @6:10 AM

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Enough is enough: this winter I will be refusing to pay my energy bills | Christopher
Tens of thousands of Britons have made a pledge to the Don’t Pay campaign. It’s a last resort, but we’ve no other choice, says Christopher (a pseudonym)

Christopher

04, Aug, 2022 @1:20 PM

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‘No safety net’: People struggle to put food on table in Rishi Sunak’s constituency
In wealthy North Yorkshire district, increasing numbers are forced to turn to food banks amid cost of living crisis

Josh Halliday North of England correspondent

04, Aug, 2022 @12:40 PM

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