Radical policy changes during Covid-19 crisis should prompt rethink about Britain’s welfare state

Radical changes to the UK’s social security safety net during the pandemic should prompt a wider public debate about its successes and failures, and...

Mental health of the disadvantaged and financially vulnerable suffering most in pandemic

The mental health of people newly reliant on benefits and financial support during the pandemic has worsened far more than in the wider population,...

Revealed: The impact of the pandemic on women in the North

Research published today is showing that northern women have been disproportionately impacted by inequalities during the Covid-19 pandemic. The think tank IPPR North found that...

Digital divide narrowed by the pandemic, but around 1.5m homes remain offline

The UK’s digital divide narrowed during the coronavirus pandemic, as people have gone online to escape the lockdown, Ofcom research suggests. The proportion of homes...

Covid-19 crisis has caused the biggest annual employment fall for older workers since the...

The Covid-19 crisis has led to the biggest annual employment fall for workers over 50 since the 1980s, according to a new report published...

A quarter of young people making Buy Now Pay Later repayments haven’t been able...

A quarter of young people making Buy Now Pay Later repayments haven’t been able to pay for food, rent or bills as a result,...

Marcus Rashford and Tom Kerridge join forces to help families cook “pocket sized meals”

n response to the UK Government’s April 2021 uplift of the Healthy Start voucher scheme, Marcus Rashford MBE and Michelin-starred chef, Tom Kerridge, have...

Record 2.5 million food parcels were delivered last year says food charity

Record 2.5 million emergency food parcels given to people across UK with just under 1m going to children – that’s two parcels every minute. The Trussell Trust...

Heavier social media use linked to more frequent drinking in young people

Heavier social media use is associated with more frequent alcohol consumption among young people in the UK, according to a new  study. Published today in...

UK households suffered Covid-19 income losses greater than those seen in France or Germany...

UK households are far more likely to have experienced a severe income shock during the Covid-19 crisis than their French and German counterparts, and...