New statistical analysis shows that ethnicity, migration background and discrimination increase a person’s risk of homelessness.
Widening access to free school meals would be an investment in England’s children.
Cuts to public spending do not actually result in efficiency savings because they cause more problems for people than they solve.
Affordability is a question of political and policy priorities. If we want a fair and adequate social security system, we cannot continue cutting the resources of those who already have the least.
Requiring low-paid, part-time workers to increase their hours or take on multiple jobs can have adverse physical and mental health impacts.
The scale of the ‘disability price tag’ means one-off payments will hardly make a dent for many households.
Poverty impacts your mental health as much as your daily life and your physical wellbeing.
Why the government’s main measure of poverty doesn’t tell us much about the lowest-income people.
Experts on poverty in Britain explain how destitution affects different groups of people and aspects of life.
The Way to Work scheme will increase the pressure of benefits sanctions, which is particularly damaging for women and mothers.
Evidence shows that benefits sanctions push people into worse jobs, with long term negative effects.
The temporary increase to benefits was a lifeline for families during the pandemic.
Being on universal credit affects people in more ways than just financial.
The end of the temporary uplift means many household budgets will no longer meet the minimum income standard.
Most would have preferred to at least have the option of choosing equivalent amounts of money instead
Internet access should be a basic human right.
Jonquil Lowe, The Open University; Alexander Tziamalis, Sheffield Hallam University; Andrew Cumbers, University of Glasgow; Despina Alexiadou, University of Strathclyde ; Ernestine Gheyoh Ndzi, York St John University; Felix FitzRoy, University of St Andrews; Jonny Munby, Teesside University; Karl Schmedders, International Institute for Management Development (IMD); Lisa Scullion, University of Salford; Mark Williams, Queen Mary University of London; Michael Jacobs, University of Sheffield; Phil Tomlinson, University of Bath; Suzanne Withrington, Teesside University, and W David McCausland, University of Aberdeen
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has delivered his second pandemic budget for the Conservatives.
Although Rishi Sunak is extending the weekly £20 uplift, the government has missed an opportunity to given the benefits system the overhaul it needs
Interviews with a diverse range of young people in Edinburgh and London, aged 18-26, reveal their experiences both before and during the pandemic.
Adjustments to benefits could stop poor households’ debts increasing and be paid for by those who have gained from lowered outgoings.