Do you think we need to change out current benefit system? In 2009-2010, the UK spent £87 billion on benefits. Some argue that people just rely on their benefits and just refuse to work as they see no gain from their usual life. 419 more words
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It’s more than 18 months since I last caught up with the manager of Greenwich Foodbank Alan Robinson. So what’s changed since then?
On the face of it the number of people food has been provided to across the eight foodbanks in the borough has stayed constant in this part of south-east London. 732 more words
As soon as I arrived outside Ashton Under Lyne Jobcentre I was stopped by a lovely gentleman. He said to me that he had been waiting for me to arrive because he had been told that we would be there. 797 more words
Precious little seems certain in post-Brexit-vote Britain. But, depressingly, the facts about poverty are pretty clear, says Alison Garnham
Last week’s official Households Below Average Income data shows UK child poverty is on the rise: 200,000 more kids moved into poverty in 2014-15, taking the total to 3.9 million. 661 more words