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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Farewell and thank you!

As Tom Skinner moves on from his role as Coordinator of the Greater Manchester Living Wage Campaign, he looks back on what has been achieved so far. I finished my work as Coordinator of the Greater Manchester Living Wage Campaign … Continue reading

A letter to Teresa May from the North East

Chris Hughes, a member of Church Action on Poverty’s local group in the North East, recently wrote to the new Prime Minister to continue a conversation begun in 1992. We’re pleased to share Chris’s letter here.     Dear Prime Minister … Continue reading

Giving everyone some money: a Christian thing to do?

Church Action on Poverty supporter Malcolm Torry introduces an idea for tackling poverty which has begun to move from the fringes into the mainstream. A Citizen’s Basic Income – often called a Basic Income, or a Citizen’s Income – is … Continue reading

Still Hungry: new food bank research sheds light on who faces hunger, why & for how long

Today (19 July), the findings are published from one of the most systematic and detailed studies yet conducted of people receiving emergency food in the UK. Still Hungry has been prepared by University of Oxford and University of Chester researchers, drawing … Continue reading

An open letter to the new Prime Minister: Join with us in tackling Foodbank Britain

Dear Prime Minister The litmus for your One Nation Premiership will be your ability to reach out and tackle foodbank Britain.  The vison you set out on the steps of Number 10 for a Premiership committed to social justice and … Continue reading

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