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Blog — Economics

We are all Daniel Blake!

In: Equalities, Economics, Fighting Back, Homelessness, Housing, Pay

Exactly half a century after the iconic television play Cathy Come Home sparked a national conversation about homelessness, another Ken Loach production will be released in cinemas nationally on October 21, is getting people talking – this time about our convoluted, austerity-driven benefits system which has robbed so many of their dignity. Read More »

The cost of poverty

In: Campaigning, Economics

New research into the effects of deprivation on Britain’s finances has found that poverty costs the UK £78bn a year in public spending and lost tax and suggests that more public spending is needed to break long-term cycle of poverty. Read More »