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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We need to know how many families have trouble making ends meet

There’s an urgent opportunity this week, to ask our MPs to insist that the Government continue measuring and tackling child poverty. Paul Morrison, Policy Adviser for the Methodist Church,explains why this is so important. Please sign our e-action to ask your … Continue reading

Fairforyou: An affordable alternative to Brighthouse

Today sees the launch of Fairforyou – a new not-for-profit lending company, offering furniture and white goods at vastly cheaper prices than Brighthouse and other existing high cost lenders. According to our independent cost comparison below, buying a Hotpoint fridge … Continue reading

Bread Broken for All

A parable of sharing A sermon for Church Action on Poverty Sunday (7 February 2016) Kath’s story Kath lives with her three teenage sons. Her youngest son has several serious medical conditions and requires intensive support. After her partner left … Continue reading

How the ‘Aspiration Tax’ traps people in poverty

Families who are struggling in working poverty face a tax rate of 70% if they take on extra work. This injustice is exposed in new research published today (3 February) by the Equality Trust. In this guest blog, Tim Stacey, … Continue reading

Discipleship Through Campaigning for Food Justice

Martin Cooper, a member of the justice and peace group at St Mary the Virgin church in Monkseaton, Tyneside, wrote this article about our new campaign on the Right to Food for his church newsletter, and has kindly given permission … Continue reading

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