The National Audit Office has shown there is no evidence that benefit sanctions help people to find work. We’re asking all our supporters to email their MPs and call for a review of this harmful system. Andrew Pratt has been inspired by this to write a hymn.
Church leaders in South Yorkshire have issued a response to the Chancellor’s autumn statement, urging people to support our End Hunger UK campaign.
The incomes of the poorest are hardest hit – by far – whilst the wealthy escape scot free.
This week’s autumn statement announced further years of pain ahead, as the economy adjusts to the likely impact of Brexit. An economic policy grounded in social justice might have sought to place the greatest burden on those most able to bear it. But, yet again, it is the poorest who are being called on to shoulder the greatest pain. Continue reading
At our ‘Church of the Poor?’ conference on 19 November 2016, Clare McBeath shared this story of being minister at a church in an inner-city community facing high levels of deprivation.