Claimants 'tricked' out of benefits, says Jobcentre whistleblower

A Jobcentre Plus whistleblower has revealed to the Guardian how pressure to cut costs is leading to vulnerable claimants being 'set up' so their benefits get...

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Feeding Britain and flourishing communities

Tim Thornton, the Bishop of Truro, co-chaired the Inquiry Into Food Poverty and Hunger which produced last week’s Feeding Britain  report. In this guest blog, Bishop Tim shares his own reflections on the factors driving food poverty – and the best … Continue reading

Benefits Street and lifestyle choices

Our new Poverty Media Unit has exciting plans to challenge the stigmatisation and exclusion attached to poverty. The Unit Coordinator, Jackie Cox, explains. In preparation for my interview to become the new Poverty Media Unit Co-ordinator for Church Action on … Continue reading

Food, fuel, finance: how communities can tackle the Poverty Premium

This Monday (8 December), we launched our new report Food, Fuel, Finance at an event in Glasgow. The report gives an overview of how the ‘Poverty Premium’ affects people’s lives, and recommends action which could be taken to tackle this … Continue reading

Feeding Britain: some reactions to the report and the launch

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger and Food Poverty completed their inquiry and published their report, Feeding Britain, today. We’ve been calling for this inquiry since May 2013, and we’re very pleased to see that its recommendations cover some of … Continue reading

Feeding Britain

Originally posted on Niall Cooper:
Commenting on the publication of the All Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Food Poverty and Hunger today, Director of Church Action on Poverty, Niall Cooper said: Frank Field, Bishop Tim Thornton and the Inquiry team are…

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