Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
24 February 2016
The Labour-controlled county council has announced that 32 of Derbyshire's 51 children's centres are to close this year, with up to 200 redundancies - their most vicious assault on workers yet in the £157 million cuts they're making.
9 September 2015
Are schoolchildren getting more badly behaved? If so, why?
19 August 2015
The failure of David Cameron's 'big society': On 7 August Kids Company, a charity providing care for vulnerable children, closed its doors for the last time.
24 June 2015
By 2020, almost a quarter of UK children will lack the basic necessities needed to keep body and soul together.
29 October 2014
Unsocial media: Chancellor George Osborne told a bemused Tory audience at their recent conference that the government is cracking down on aggressive corporate tax avoidance
22 October 2014
Tory triumphalism over rising employment masks the misery of millions of working class people in low pay Britain
11 June 2014
PFI profit machine: Private Finance Initiative (PFI) schemes in the NHS, schools, councils, etc, are notorious for being a gigantic rip-off of the public purse
4 June 2014
Five million children condemned to poverty by 2020. This is the stark reality for low-income families in Britain
23 October 2013
The government's social mobility Tsar - former Labour health secretary Alan Milburn - appeared to be off message when his Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission published its first 'state of the nation' report
27 February 2013
Bully-don Club: Oxford University's notorious hell-raising Bullingdon Club - whose alumni include David Cameron and Boris Johnson - retains its vile upper class prejudices...
21 January 2013
In Plymouth the Labour administration has launched a consultation on ending child poverty. Members of Plymouth Socialist Party branch have been frustrated to see that the only solutions offered within...
31 October 2012
Iain Duncan Smith, Tory minister for work and pensions, has again revealed the clear class warfare at the heart of the coalition government's policies, writes Alex Davidson.
24 October 2012
Birmingham's social services are in the spotlight once again. Ofsted has slammed Birmingham City Council, rating the quality of their care of vulnerable children as 'inadequate'
20 June 2012
Many people may have been pleasantly surprised recently to see in newspaper headlines that "child poverty is down"...
6 February 2012
All 39 Sure Start centres in Manchester have been saved following a mammoth year-long battle by parents and staff against the council
13 October 2011
In light of recent figures on unemployment and child poverty, Greenwich Unite has slammed Greenwich council for failing to reconsider the decision to privatise and effectively kill off the Welfare Rights Service
12 October 2011
Living standards are set to fall and poverty will massively increase in the coming years as a result of the coalition government's tax and benefit counter-reforms, writes Dave Carr.
18 August 2011
Child poverty in America has increased by 18% in the past decade leaving one in five below the poverty line, according to a new study by the Annie E Casey Foundation...
15 June 2011
Review - 'Poor Kids' TV documentary: Three and a half million children in Britain live in poverty. The gap between rich and poor has never been greater. BBC One's "Poor Kids" filmed children in their homes and neighbourhoods
5 November 2008
Lone parents need decent wages and benefits, photo by Paul Mattsson
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