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.
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
Jackie Cox, our Poverty Media Coordinator, has been involved in some creative writing in Salford.
Church Action on Poverty supporter Malcolm Torry introduces an idea for tackling poverty which has begun to move from the fringes into the mainstream.
What does it mean to be One Nation? In an age of austerity, what does it mean to say “We are all in this together?” To what extent should Government protect the poorest and weakest from further cuts to benefits? Iain Duncan Smith’s shock resignation from the Government last week has put these questions into sharp relief.
Call on the Chancellor to rethink tax cuts for the wealthy!
This week, MPs are debating the budget and considering a serious rethink. If we act fast, we can get them to drop unfair tax cuts for the wealthy, rather than finding new ways to cut benefits for the poorest. Please use our simple e-action to contact your MP here