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The rollout of Universal Credit is increasing the use of food banks by an average of 52%, new research has revealed today.
One and a half million more children will be in poverty by 2022 due to the Government’s austerity agenda, commission reveals.
The UK has the sixth-highest rate of excess winter deaths in Europe with thousands dying preventable deaths every year, fuel poverty charity finds.
A Scottish council is planning to pilot a new programme that will provide children in low income households with free meals every day of the year.
Over a hundred thousand extra children of public sector workers have been pushed into poverty due to pay restrictions and benefit cuts, trade unions say.
Child poverty charities are calling for an end to the benefit freeze as new figures reveal in some areas over half the children are growing up in poverty.
Alastair Graham explains how prepaid schemes can help councils save money, reduce digital exclusion and increase security.
Around £330m from dormant bank and building society accounts will be used to help disadvantaged young people, the homeless and other good causes across the UK, the Government has announced.
One million children living in poverty in England will miss out on free school meals under Universal Credit (UC) proposals, a children’s charity has warned.
Cities should establish new bodies to coordinate and finance attempts to extend prosperity more widely, according to a think tank report.