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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Tackling the Poverty Premium: funeral poverty

Church Action on Poverty’s ‘Food, Fuel, Finance’ programme is looking for creative, grassroots ideas that can help people on low incomes to pay fair prices for everyday necessities.  Over recent months we’ve uncovered all kinds of exciting projects and ideas in … Continue reading

Want to understand the problem of poverty and inequality? Now there’s a great place to start

Our Communications Manager Liam Purcell has been reading a new book about poverty in the UK – and finds that it’s an excellent overview of a complicated subject. Working at Church Action on Poverty, I have often been asked by … Continue reading

Scottish councils commit to action to tackle the Poverty Premium

We are delighted to announce that the Leaders of Edinburgh and Glasgow City Councils have issued a Joint Statement on Food Poverty, in which they endorse the recommendations we made in our Food, Fuel, Finance report last year.  The full text … Continue reading

Visions of the Good Society: Plaid Cymru

We’re working with churches across the UK to share visions of a Good Society – first at events on Church Action on Poverty Sunday, and then by holding General Election hustings events based on the churches’ Vision of a Good Society. … Continue reading

The Resilient City

Father Shaun Smith, chair of Church Action on Poverty in Sheffield, shares some thoughts and reflections following the group’s Church Action on Poverty Sunday service in Victoria Hall Methodist Church on 15 February: We had a congregation of more than 60 people. Canon … Continue reading

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