Government must go further to protect people on low incomes from impact of coronavirus

The independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has today published a briefing urging the Government to go further to protect people on low incomes from the impact...

Coronavirus: experts in evolution explain why social distancing feels so unnatural

For many people, the most distressing part of the coronavirus pandemic is the idea of social isolation. If we get ill, we quarantine ourselves...

JRF sets out actions government should take to protect people on low incomes from...

The independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has published its recommendations for actions the government should take to protect people on low incomes from the...

Coronavirus lockdown is a dangerous time for victims of domestic abuse – here’s what...

Emphasis is currently being placed on people to self-isolate from their places of work and leisure, posing the home as a place of relative...

Think tank calls for £22 billion pound Sick Pay fund

The Resolution Foundation think tank has published proposals for a £22 billion package to support workers facing lay-offs and families facing big income shocks. The...

Forget ‘digital natives’ – why inequality determines young people’s data literacy

A significant proportion of young people – often identified as “digital natives” – have the weakest understanding of how their data is harvested online...

Private members bill to lower the cost of school uniforms for hard up families...

Weaver Vale MP and former Manchester Council Executive member Mike Amesbury is introducing a private members bill into the House of Commons today aimed...

“It’s hard, I’m drowning” – older women facing greater financial problems

Personal debt is at record levels in the UK, and 17% of pensioners live in relative income poverty. Now, new research from The University...

Better services and not tougher legislation needed to tackle persistent Spice use within homeless...

Spice’s popularity among some members of the homeless community causes a uniquely dangerous cocktail of physical, mental and societal harms that must be addressed...

Local services face almost £6.5 billion funding gap by 2025

Local services in England face an overall funding gap of almost £6.5 billion by 2025, new analysis by the Local Government Association ahead of...