The UN's special rapporteur on extreme poverty has given a damning indictment of how austerity has hit the UK. A former UN envoy explains why his calls to uphold social rights are so crucial.
The UN's special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights will look at the effects of austerity on the UK's most vulnerable.
Are the Conservatives admitting that austerity hasn't worked?
The harsh realities of being a child in austerity-driven Britain – revealed.
Green spaces can help to address loneliness. But they are highly vulnerable to austerity.
Serious violence is rising, and there's little more that police can do to stop it. Of course, the real culprits are cutbacks to the nation's social protection systems.
This shift in focus on social care funding could inject some honesty into the system.
Stick with her until after Brexit and she'll end all your problems – so Theresa May says.
Right-wing populists have exploited key weaknesses in liberal democratic society that were exacerbated by the failure of political leaders to respond effectively to the 2008 financial crisis.
Poorer families don't have the resources to achieve the same as better off families – yet they're being blamed for their situation.
A national investment bank will bring much needed investment and create new technology, infrastructure and services that will lead to a fairer and greener economy.
The UK economy is built on debt and too many households are drowning in it.
Austerity policies cut Britain's brief recovery from the financial short and brought recession, stagnation and growing poverty.
The UK pioneered smart cards such as Oyster. But now, experimentation is being stifled as cash-strapped councils struggle to deliver basic services.
The idea that welfare cuts galvanised Vote Leave risks identifying the wrong culprit.
'Hothouse Earth' is not a sure thing – yet. Here's what you can do about it.
Increasing numbers of parents are being accused of child abuse.
The move may be welcomed by politicians and youth workers, but by focusing on future outcomes, Labour's plans repeat a well-worn pattern.
The Conservative party is so divided over Brexit that it may never recover. How ironic that it was the policies of the Cameron government that brought it about.
After weeks of protest in Haiti, sparked by a sudden rise in fuel prices, at least seven are dead and the prime minister is out. Foreign creditors pushed for the price hike as an austerity measure.