Blog posts by Julia Unwin CBE

The manifestos all include ideas for reducing poverty – the next step is a comprehensive strategy

by Julia Unwin

The political parties all have ideas for tackling aspects of poverty, says Julia Unwin, but what we need is a comprehensive, long-term strategy.

A focus on home ownership blinds us to the real issues for UK housing

by Julia Unwin

Renting could be a firm foundation for people to get out of poverty but dealing with its issues is difficult while it is seen as the second option and the focus remains on home ownership, says Julia Unwin in a blog for Inside Housing.

Ignoring persistent poverty is no way to build a thriving economy

by Julia Unwin

Enduring poverty is becoming a permanent feature of the UK economy – and that’s dangerous for us all, says Julia Unwin.

#indyref provides Scotland a once in a generation opportunity to tackle poverty

by Julia Unwin

Whatever the outcome of Thursday’s independence referendum vote, Scotland must get to grips with high levels of poverty in the country, says Julia Unwin.

If we want greater prosperity, we need to think cities and think local

by Julia Unwin

Cities and localism have a crucial part to play in achieving prosperity in the UK, says Julia Unwin.

We must ensure everyone benefits from our economic recovery

by Julia Unwin

Harnessing the growing economy and new powers for cities brings a unique opportunity to reduce poverty, says Julia Unwin.

The Spirit of ’45: it’s essential we learn from the past

by 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.

#BeveridgeRebooted: why we need a new deal for the mistrusted welfare system

by Julia Unwin

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.

When a housing bubble bursts, we face human tragedy and an economic nightmare

by 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.

How will we know if the 2013 budget is anti-poverty?

by Julia Unwin

Will the 2013 budget put the poorest people first, asks Julia Unwin.