Poverty

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Gavin Williamson’s new job is an insult to teachers using food banks | Letters
Letters: Yvonne Williams and Les Bright on the former education secretary taking a £50,000-a-year second job as a teaching strike looms

Letters

03, Jul, 2022 @4:29 PM

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‘Young people are invisible’: family violence survivors falling through cracks at crisis services
Many teens and young adults are caught between systems for supporting adults and the child protection system

Stephanie Convery

02, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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A bitter winter and nowhere else to go: Hobart housing crisis forcing people to live in tents
A rise in short-stay accommodation, a lack of public housing and an influx of new residents has led to the city being rated the worst in Australia for rental affordability

Philippa Duncan in Hobart

02, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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‘I’m one of the lucky ones, I’m financially OK’: welcome to ageing Britain, where pensioners outnumber children
Nearly one in five people in England and Wales are 65 or over – some are thriving, some struggling. How are we coping with the social, cultural and political change this brings?

Michael Savage

02, Jul, 2022 @4:25 PM

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Breastfeeding improves cognitive ability for children of poorer mothers – study
Analysis of data on almost 6,000 children found breastfeeding boosted brain development in disadvantaged mothers’ babies

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

30, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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I was too ill to work – the Tory benefit cap left me and my children with £50 a week to survive | James
I’m just about getting by, but have no security – it won’t take much to put me back in the food bank queue, says James

James

29, Jun, 2022 @11:28 AM

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Firms are driving up inflation - why doesn't Johnson talk to them about restraint? | Carys Roberts
The government expects workers to shoulder the burden – while price spikes mean huge windfalls for some companies, says Carys Roberts of the IPPR

Carys Roberts

28, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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The Guardian view on the Social Mobility Commission: a string of broken promises | Editorial
Editorial: Under Katharine Birbalsingh, the body has moved as far as possible away from its initial remit of child poverty

Editorial

27, Jun, 2022 @5:28 PM

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How pensioners have been left in dire straits | Letters
Letters: Scott Wilson, Kathleen Roberts, Dr Rhys Jenkins and Richard Hyman on the hardship of having to live on a low state pension

Letters

27, Jun, 2022 @4:09 PM

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G7 relaunches funding programme for developing countries under new name
Global Investment and Infrastructure Partnership, aimed at rivalling China, comes a year after Build Back Better World plan

Patrick Wintour in Elmau

26, Jun, 2022 @4:46 PM

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Essential services websites in UK ‘should be accessible to all’
Exclusive: group of charities say that protections are needed to stop people being excluded online

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

26, Jun, 2022 @3:35 PM

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Why does the UK still have such a shameful attitude to poverty and benefits? | Polly Toynbee
Study after study explodes the myth of the benefit ‘scrounger’. Sympathy is growing – but apparently not among Tories, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

26, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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