Poverty Line

Why Oxfam Is Right to Care About Poverty on Our Doorstep

Priya Shetty | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Politics
Priya Shetty

Somehow, there's a bizarre idea of the nobility of poverty in developing countries. It's as if there's a better quality of poor person in India or parts of Africa - people in rags, probably with limbs missing, who beg pleadingly for a few coins.

Time to Make Free School Meals Available to All UK Children in Poverty

Matthew Reed | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Politics
Matthew Reed

Free school meals are an effective way to help move children out of poverty. The Children's Society estimates that, if the government made them available to all children in poverty, 100,000 of these children would be lifted out of poverty straight away.

Debating How Child Poverty Is Measured Must Not Distract From Urgent Action Needed to Tackle It

Anne Marie Carrie | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK Politics
Anne Marie Carrie

Barnardo's believes that the scandal of child poverty in this country will only be tackled when action is taken to improve both the income and the access to services that the poorest families have. We know that money matters to the poorest families - especially when rising living costs, stagnating wages, a weak labour market and spending cuts are placing more pressure on them than ever before. Many families in poverty in the UK live on just £12 per person per day after housing costs. That £12 has to stretch to cover everything: food, electricity, water, gas, bus fares.

Price Of 'Very Small' School Dinners Rises - As Do Poverty Numbers

PA | Posted 02.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

England's young children are being served "very small" school dinners, and given limited choice despite paying more for their meals, a survey of teach...

Drawing Lines: An Unapologetically Liberal Answer

Karl Muth | Posted 05.08.2011 | UK Politics
Karl Muth

A student recently asked me an excellent question: "Your work in emerging markets involves a lot of unemployed people and a lot of poor people. Why is the minimum wage local, while at least one poverty line is global?"