Social exclusion

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One in four adults in UK to buy now, pay later for Christmas, study shows
Citizens Advice warns such credit schemes risk delivering ‘knockout blow’ to household finances

Sarah Marsh

30, Nov, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Number of homeless refugees in Glasgow doubles amid asylum backlog
Camps also springing up in London and other cities as Liverpool council warns of housing emergency

Libby Brooks and Diane Taylor

29, Nov, 2023 @6:15 PM

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Councils say they are ‘held to ransom’ by private providers of children’s care
One child cost a local authority £63,000 a week and the number of placements has shot up to more than 1,500 from 120 five years ago

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

29, Nov, 2023 @5:18 PM

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Thousands of refugees in England and Wales ‘face homeless Christmas’
Government push to clear asylum backlog is not giving people granted refugee status enough time to find new home, say councils

Rajeev Syal

29, Nov, 2023 @12:01 AM

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‘Made to feel like a scrounger’: chef waiting for hip operation fears losing £84-a-week benefit
People with mobility issues will be asked to work from home or lose benefits. Christine Espley is anxious how she could cope

Jedidajah Otte

22, Nov, 2023 @5:35 PM

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The Guardian view on regional inequalities: they still need fixing | Editorial
Editorial: The Conservatives’ levelling up programme has been a failure. But Labour should embrace the goal, if not the means

Editorial

21, Nov, 2023 @6:22 PM

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Richer families in England ‘almost six times as likely to benefit from childcare expansion’
Exclusive: Plan to offer free childcare when both parents work 16 hours a week risks excluding children most in need, study reveals

Carmen Aguilar García and Alexandra Topping

20, Nov, 2023 @5:00 AM

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‘There’s no space’: rogue landlords double income by ignoring overcrowding rules
Local authorities lack funding to track landlords who take advantage of desperate tenants priced out of the conventional rental market

Tom Wall

19, Nov, 2023 @3:21 PM

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Life expectancy lower in north of England than the south, study finds
Exclusive: Older people also likely to be in poor health and out of work in the north of England, report says

Mark BrownNorth of England correspondent

19, Nov, 2023 @12:00 PM

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The Guardian view on the Tories' autumn statement: wrong to reward the rich and punish the poor | Editorial
Editorial: The deepening cracks in the country’s social structure are a clear sign that voters cannot just be left to face the cold winds of the market on their own

Editorial

17, Nov, 2023 @5:56 PM

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Mexican president’s popularity soars even as country faces persistent turmoil
Amlo’s pension program helped boost his approval rating, but critics point to his various shortcomings as his term nears its end

Oscar Lopez in Mexico City

16, Nov, 2023 @12:30 PM

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The zero-hours life: Rose Atkinson on hunger, hell and hope in 20 years of precarious work
She is an artist, well educated and determined to earn a good living. But at times Atkinson has had just £17 a month for food and bills. She lays bare the reality of low-paid Britain

Sirin Kale

15, Nov, 2023 @5:00 AM

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