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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Time to stop the tax dodgers

Take action today for Fair Taxes! We’ve all heard tales of corporate tax dodging. Here in the UK, Amazon and Google have hit the headlines, and tax dodging costs us at least £35 billion every year. That’s why we’ve teamed … Continue reading

The Myth of the Undeserving Poor

Our Communications Manager Liam Purcell welcomes a new publication offering a Christian response to poverty and stigmatisation – but finds it doesn’t go far enough. There are surprisingly few works of theology which specifically explore how we should respond to … Continue reading

A new local group in Cumbria?

We’ve been working with a group of anti-poverty campaigners in Cumbria, who are now exploring the possibility of setting up their own local Church Action on Poverty group. Here’s a message from the organisers. If you’re in South Cumbria, please go … Continue reading

Anti-poverty work celebrated in memory of Paul Goggins

In December, a prize was given for local anti-poverty work in memory of Paul Goggins, the former Director of Church Action on Poverty who died a year ago.  Local projects connected to Church Action on Poverty groups in Barnsley and Sheffield were … Continue reading

Reducing hunger in the UK

Leading food poverty expert Hannah Lambie-Mumford shares her reaction to new research and recommendations about food banks. She says that in an important month for food poverty, action has been promised, but the policy problem is still unclear. This post originally appeared … Continue reading

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