Harnessing the growing economy and new powers for cities brings a unique opportunity to reduce poverty, says Julia Unwin.
Ken Loach’s film highlights the risks of not learning lessons from the past. Speaking at the Festival of Ideas today, Julia Unwin discusses what Beveridge would say now.
A New Statesman essay suggests welfare reform could damage the UK’s economic prospects. We need a new welfare system that fits the modern needs of both the economy and society, says Julia Unwin.
Budget 2013 sought to boost the economy and housing market. But as Julia Unwin argues, the lack of measures to increase supply and improve safety nets could repeat mistakes from the past.
Will the 2013 budget put the poorest people first, asks Julia Unwin.
It’s time we found the courage of Beveridge’s era to end poverty, Julia Unwin argues.
Poorly paid workers and a poorly controlled food supply chain – is it any wonder that quality, choice and affordability can end up past their sell-by date?
Without an injection of cash and care, argues Julia Unwin, we’ll continue to house older people in hospitals.
The reality and the politics of poverty look increasingly desperate and frightening as 2012 comes to a close, says Julia Unwin. So how can we change this?
Austerity is here to stay. That is tough for everyone – but hardest for the poorest.
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