Category: Social exclusion

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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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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No masks, no free tests, low sick pay – the UK government is back in Covid denial | Frances Ryan

Cases are on the rise, but a few small changes would make a big difference to millions of vulnerable people If you’re reading this in the UK, odds are that by now you’ve had coronavirus: 7 in 10 of us have watched the dreaded red line appear. You may have been stuck in bed with…
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No masks, no free tests, low sick pay – the UK government is back in Covid denial | Frances Ryan

Cases are on the rise, but a few small changes would make a big difference to millions of vulnerable people If you’re reading this in the UK, odds are that by now you’ve had coronavirus: 7 in 10 of us have watched the dreaded red line appear. You may have been stuck in bed with…
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Digitalisation of services and money is creating a two-tier society | Letters

Andy Beverley is worried for those who are excluded by cashless systems, and Jane Ghosh says counter services are essential Thank you for highlighting the issue of digital exclusion (Editorial, 23 June). A similar problem is developing with digital payments. For what to many is innocent and inevitable progress, the millions of people in the…
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