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.
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.
Analysis suggests mothers are falling into debt to cover the cost of childcare, with one in 10 who responded to a survey on the website workingmums.co.uk saying they are in £20,000 or more worth of debt.
In this instalment of Members Voice, Birmingham WPB activist Jess Williams gives an impassioned call to action. British workers need socialism now – not just for ourselves, but for theContinue reading “Members Voice: Only organised workers can fight back against child hunger!”
Rising poverty is putting thousands more British children into care in England, according to a study published in the Lancet Public Health. The report states that there has been aContinue reading “New study says poverty sending thousands more children into care”
More than 260 million people could be plunged into extreme poverty this year because of skyrocketing inflation while hundreds have become billionaires whose cumulative wealth rose 30 percent, according toContinue reading “Billionaire bonanza”
A Telford based charity featured in a BBC piece this week that highlighted the increasing level of “in work poverty”. As prices rise and wages stagnate, many are unable to afford the basics for themselves and their families.