CBI proposals to improve living standards for low-income families are welcome, says Katie Schmuecker - but could employers be doing more?
Alan Milburn this week warned that the parties were failing to address poverty. With poverty on the political agenda, Helen Barnard assesses where their plans need to go further.
Poverty costs us all – but with the right plan we can do something about it, says Chris Goulden.
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.
Fifteen months after Council Tax Support was localised, new figures show that arrears have increased by 20 per cent.
The worst may be yet to come for UK households in poverty – only a comprehensive strategy can close the gap between their needs and resources.
Setting a Living Wage target should give government a little more focus, drive and leadership, says Katie Schmuecker.
The latest British Social Attitudes survey shows how important the public think it is to tackle poverty, says Helen Barnard.
Higher wages and targeted support are the best way to ensure the worst-off people benefit from recovery, says Chris Goulden.
By 2020 there will be 3.5 million children in poverty in the UK. We need a credible plan to do something about it, says Helen Barnard.
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