Poverty

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Socioeconomic rights deserve legal protection | Letter
Letter: Academics and lawyers on the new protected social rights proposed by Gordon Brown’s Commission on the UK’s Future

08, Dec, 2022 @5:34 PM

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In 2019 Labour made ending in-work poverty a priority. It must do so again | Rebecca Long-Bailey
Over time, the problem has only worsened, and there is no way this government will fix it, says Labour MP Rebecca Long-Bailey

Rebecca Long-Bailey

08, Dec, 2022 @2:21 PM

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Millions cannot afford to heat homes as UK faces Arctic snap
Joseph Rowntree Foundation urges government to increase basic rate of support to help cover essentials

Matthew Weaver

08, Dec, 2022 @8:05 AM

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Poor healthcare is leading to workforce exodus | Letter
Letter: We need to invest in public services and places, not blame people for being economically inactive, says Sally Young

07, Dec, 2022 @5:52 PM

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Thousands of British Gas customers still waiting for help as cold sets in
Around 20% of all households with a traditional prepayment meter are yet to receive vouchers from energy suppliers

Miles Brignall

07, Dec, 2022 @2:38 PM

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I accidentally pepper-sprayed myself in the face. What’s worse is admitting I feel unsafe in Philadelphia | Arwa Mahdawi
The right likes to portray Democrat cities as dystopian hellscapes - and yes gun crime is soaring, but not for the reasons they give

Arwa Mahdawi

07, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Who creates more wealth in society – bankers or nurses? Letters
Letters: Disgraceful inequality will continue to grow if we think of people’s worth in binary terms, says Canon Andrew Lightbown. Plus Prof Roger Bayston on the fickle perception of public service workers

06, Dec, 2022 @6:37 PM

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Tories are still repeating the myth of the workshy poor | Letter
Letter: The idea that there is a ‘culture of worklessness’ has been debunked, but Conservatives keep making such claims to justify punitive welfare reforms, writes Carolyn McAllister

06, Dec, 2022 @6:37 PM

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‘It has hit Grimsby very hard’: health in decline after years of austerity
Tory council leader dismisses suggestions years of cuts have played role, but others beg to differ

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

05, Dec, 2022 @4:00 PM

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‘For some it’s feed your kids or your dog’: Britons turn to pet food banks
Blue Cross pet food bank in Grimsby is facing growing demand as people struggle to afford to feed their animals

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

04, Dec, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Reaching out to the squatters from down the street laid bare their fragile existence | Rose Lane
‘You’re wonderful!’ Beth said. But I didn’t feel wonderful. I felt privileged to have never experienced homelessness

Rose Lane

03, Dec, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Food bank Britain: five months on the frontline of the new emergency service
The people who depend on the food bank in one affluent area of London tell their stories of struggle and solidarity, revealing the daily reality of the cost of living crisis

Miranda Bryant

03, Dec, 2022 @4:23 PM

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