Tag: poverty

Nolan Inside Hydebank: Tackle the social roots of crime

The documentary Nolan Inside Hydebank – in which the well-known presenter spends time in a young offenders’ centre – offers an insight into the societal harm that poverty and the lack of vital services can cause.

Top 85 richest enough as poorest 3.5billion

The top 85 richest people in the world have as much wealth as the 3.5billion poorest people according to a report released by Oxfam. This incredible statistic provides enough justification alone for ending the obscene profiteering and irrationality of capitalism today. Millions of people across the world suffer needlessly from […]

68% say: Re-nationalise the energy companies

By Eoin Dawson, The majority of people in Britain support the re-nationalisation of energy companies, according to YouGov research for the Centre for Labour and Social Studies. 68% said that energy companies should be nationalised and run in the public sector. The privatisation of electricity and gas has led to […]

Poverty report shows increased inequality

By Jim Rutherdale, A single person has to earn at least £16,850 a year to achieve a ‘minimum’ standard of living in Britain says the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF). I’ve never earned close to that! Everyday costs have rocketed up by 25% since the economic downturn started. Have your wages […]