Britain’s poorest pensioners are losing more than a third of their income to taxes, new research warned today: here.
Britain’s depressing economic recession and rocketing unemployment figures may have driven more people to commit suicide over the last couple of years, experts suggested today: here.
Scotland’s Labour shadow health secretary called on the government today to break the “link between poverty and early death” after figures revealed poorer Scots live more than 13 years less than wealthier people: here.
The government’s savage welfare cuts will shove the majority of British children below the breadline within two years, the TUC warned yesterday: here.
- Comfortable Myths About Poverty: British Churches Fight Back. (my.firedoglake.com)
- The Tories’ trouble with women (morningstaronline.co.uk)
- The lies we tell ourselves: ending comfortable myths about poverty (taxresearch.org.uk)
- 20% of British children ‘living in poverty’ (independent.co.uk)