Category: Poverty

Why does the UK still have such a shameful attitude to poverty and benefits? | Polly Toynbee

Study after study explodes the myth of the benefit ‘scrounger’. Sympathy is growing – but apparently not among Tories This article is part of a series, the heat or eat diaries: dispatches from the frontline of Britain’s cost of living emergency What is the matter with this country? A rising tide of poor families is…
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Why does the UK still have such a shameful attitude to poverty and benefits? | Polly Toynbee

Study after study explodes the myth of the benefit ‘scrounger’. Sympathy is growing – but apparently not among Tories This article is part of a series, the heat or eat diaries: dispatches from the frontline of Britain’s cost of living emergency What is the matter with this country? A rising tide of poor families is…
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I was too ill to work – the Tory benefit cap left me and my children with £50 a week to survive | James

I’m just about getting by now, but I know that I have no security – it won’t take much to put me back in the food bank queue This article is part of a new series, the heat or eat diaries: dispatches from the frontline of Britain’s cost of living emergency The cost of living…
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I was too ill to work – the Tory benefit cap left me and my children with £50 a week to survive | James

I’m just about getting by now, but I know that I have no security – it won’t take much to put me back in the food bank queue This article is part of a new series, the heat or eat diaries: dispatches from the frontline of Britain’s cost of living emergency The cost of living…
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I was too ill to work – the Tory benefit cap left me and my children with £50 a week to survive | James

I’m just about getting by now, but I know that I have no security – it won’t take much to put me back in the food bank queue This article is part of a new series, the heat or eat diaries: dispatches from the frontline of Britain’s cost of living emergency The cost of living…
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