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Children Poverty
Total 9 Posts

Have Conservative councils started placing more children in care each year than Labour councils?

5 min read
We investigated whether rates of children in care have been growing or falling across all English local authorities according to their party political leadership.

Around a million children in the UK are living in destitution – with harmful consequences for their development

4 min read
Recent analysis reveals a 61% increase in destitution in the UK since 2019, with 3.8 million people affected in 2022. Of concern is the steep rise in destitution among children (an 88% increase), impacting their long-term development and perpetuating societal inequalities.

The cost of living crisis can’t wait for the next election: Three key issues the UK government needs to tackle now

5 min read
Governmental support is failing the country’s most vulnerable households. Politicians need to act now.

Ed Balls and George Osborne’s new podcast is essential listening – but not for the reasons they think

6 min read
In a new podcast, former chancellor George Osborne and former shadow chancellor Ed Balls have revealed how their parties collaborated on devising some of the most damaging policies of the past 20 years.

Poverty in Britain is firmly linked to the country’s mountain of private wealth – Labour must address this growing inequality

5 min read
The Labour Party used to radically advocate for common ownership. But as private wealth in Britain benefits from ever-greater tax breaks, anti-inequality sentiment is waning.

How UBI could save the NHS billions

4 min read
New research shows that universal basic income (UBI) could save the NHS billions by preventing mental and physical health problems. UBI could also boost the economy and reduce inequality.

Your mobile phone runs on Cobalt from DR Congo

2 min read
It is highly probable that the battery of your mobile phone is sourced from cobalt from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where an estimated 40,000 children are employed in cobalt mines.
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