Sure Start centres are shutting or becoming ‘hubs’, but will they still provide the services which local families value and need?
The former Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex argues that more resources can help, but any available funds need to be spent by the right agencies in the right way.
Young people are poorer than older people in England and the wealth gap between the young and the old is on the rise.
The UK government is shockingly apathetic about the fast rise in mortality in England and Wales.
The audio version of a long read on stalling life expectancy in the UK.
Food is just food ... or is it?
Can today's crisis in mental health be seen as the result of neoliberalism, the 2007/08 financial crisis and the austerity policies that followed?
In announcing free higher education, South African President Jacob Zuma, lobbed a populist hot potato at the ANC elective conference but it's ordinary people whose fingers will be burnt.
The people most affected must be involved in designing the solutions.
A look behind the statistics that link government spending cuts with increases in death.
Life expectancy has been steadily improving in the UK for 110 years. Until now.
There was token investment in driverless cars, but this was a pitiful budget by a rudderless government.
The morality of tax avoidance becomes problematic when it is aggressively pursued through creative schemes.
The government has ignored this group for years, now it asks why they vote for the opposition.
Hurricane Maria has left 3.4 million Puerto Ricans facing shortages of food, health care and transit, an American humanitarian crisis fueled by the US territory's May 2017 bankruptcy.
Historically, there have been numerous cultural manifestations of austerity that shed light on its enduring appeal.
The strategy's focus on rotten apples seems destined to fail.
The 2007-08 financial crisis affected the world's advanced economies in profound ways and the ripple effects continue to today.
It is only when disaster strikes that a community and its problems are truly rendered visible.
When financial times are tight, only those with soft power ambitions can see the economic sense in World Cups or Olympic Games.