It’s a grim economic forecast for the UK, according to the Resolution Foundation, living standards have taken the biggest hit in a 100 years.
Category Archives: Poverty
Cost of living crisis: Labour Affairs on public sector pay and inflation
British society as a whole is poorer because of the war it is waging against Russia.
Budget Day strikes
The budget has rightly been overshadowed by the strikes and protests of the labour movement, not least because the announcement has elicited comment from the Office of Budget Responsibility that we will see the largest fall in living standards since 1956.
Education Anti-Poverty Coalition adds voice to Free School Meals
Campaigners from the new Education Anti-Poverty Coalition are calling for child benefit to rise by £20 a week and the expansion of free school meals to tackle poverty and ensure all pupils have a fair chance at school. According to newspaper reports the coalition includes the Fair Education Alliance, Child Poverty Action Group and National Education Union.
Analysis: Fall of Nicola Sturgeon
Political leaders across the collective west are dropping like ninepins since the start of the Ukraine war, now it is the turn of Nicola Sturgeon.
Rental Evictions Soar Due to Cost of Living Crisis
The homeless charity Crisis ran a survey in December which indicated that almost 1 million low-income British households were anxious about impending eviction in the coming months.
The Devil in the levelling
Apparently some ‘levelling up’ is happening, or is apparently going to happen, in the West Midlands.
Hunt’s Pension Age Hike
Hunt wants us all to work until we are 68 years old, an increase which was already in the pipeline to be rolled out in 2046, but which he seeks to bring forward to 2035. This will affect people who are now aged 54 and under, and various charities and campaign groups have warned that this plan could throw thousands into poverty.
Maternal mortality is a shameful reflection of an unequal society
It will probably come as no surprise to many of our members and the public that the lives of expectant and new mothers in the UK are seriously deteriorating with the cost of living crisis and the crisis in mental health which inevitably accompanies it.
Members Voice: Charities stretched to cover UK food poverty
It is an obvious point, but one that we should not tire of making, that the prevalence and undeniable necessity of food banks are signs of a failed economic system.