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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The surprising truth about disability benefit cuts

Who has been hardest hit by the austerity cuts? Tanya Marlow at Compassionate Britain thinks the answer may surprise you. According to the Centre for Welfare Reform, the people who’ve been hardest hit by the Coalition Government’s cuts are those with … Continue reading

Holes in the Safety Net: are higher taxes the answer?

Church Action on Poverty supporter Canon John Gaunt Hunter got in touch with this interesting response to our new report, Restoring Faith in the Safety Net. I well remember the enormous sense of relief we all had after the war when Labour … Continue reading

Women and Poverty: a toolkit to meet the challenge

In this guest blog, the National Board for Catholic Women introduce their new resource, The Toolkit to Combat Women’s Poverty. For many women in this country, the new Conservative government means more austerity cuts. In the next five years, life … Continue reading

Funeral directors challenged to take action to end funeral poverty

Heather Kennedy, Funeral Poverty Campaigner for Quaker Social Action, explains how you can help ensure everyone pay fair prices for funerals.  Everyone deserves a decent send off. Not everyone gets one. Funeral poverty – when the cost of a funeral … Continue reading

Evangelical views on poverty: good news for the poor?

A new report from the Evangelical Alliance presents findings from a survey of more than 1,600 evangelical Christians across the UK. Greg Smith, a long-time member of Church Action on Poverty who worked on the research, summarises the key findings … Continue reading

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