Poverty

Half of Britain is broke - and the other half is richer than ever

24 minutes ago   |   The Guardian

The Covid-19 outbreak has left some struggling to pay bills, while others wallow in spare cash Years ago I wrote about Buy Nothing Day , an attempt by US campaigners to...
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Exclusive: Keir Starmer Says Women Should Have 'Right To Know' Male Colleagues' Pay

Exclusive: Keir Starmer Says Women Should Have 'Right To Know' Male Colleagues' Pay

1 hour ago   |   Huffington Post

Coronavirus has changed everything. Make sense of it all with the Waugh Zone, our evening politics briefing. Sign up now. Women should be given the “right to know” what a male...
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Glasgow woman, 94, rescued after not eating for five days in lockdown

2 hours ago   |   The Guardian

Salvation Army tells of case as it reports ‘poverty tipping point' in area hit hard by Covid-19 Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage A 94-year-old...
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Commission, Global Citizen and celebs launch second corona response

15 hours ago   |   Politico

The European Commission doesn't need Donald Trump. It has Miley Cyrus. The U.S. president hasn't joined the EU's global fundraising drive to fight the coronavirus pandemic, but...
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People shielding from Covid-19 face ‘catch-22' trying to hold onto jobs

16 hours ago   |   The Big Issue

Covid-19 has hit the most vulnerable in society the hardest, with recent figures suggesting half a million UK households are in danger of becoming homeless as a result of the...
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“Deeply flawed” school meal replacement scheme is making children go hungry

17 hours ago   |   The Big Issue

The UK Government has been accused of violating children's right to food during the Covid-19 crisis, forcing schools and charities to take matters into their own hands...
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Periods don't stop for a pandemic, which is why hygiene kits are essential

Periods don't stop for a pandemic, which is why hygiene kits are essential

18 hours ago   |   Marie Claire

As young women struggle with severe shortages and price hikes, period poverty is spiking under lockdown. On World Menstrual Health Day, we look at why receiving a period pack...
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The world wasn't ready for a Green New Deal in 2009. Today, it may be | Larry Elliott

19 hours ago   |   The Guardian

There is no easy route to a greener global economy. But since coronavirus hit, politics and business are thinking again Timing matters. Early 2020 saw an economic collapse the...
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Period poverty is 'getting worse' under lockdown, says charity

20 hours ago   |   Evening Standard

Shortages of sanitary products has lead to a rise in period poverty in the UK
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As 100,000 die, the virus lays bare America's brutal fault lines - race, gender, poverty and broken politics

21 hours ago   |   The Guardian

The US's brutal fault lines - of race, partisanship, gender, poverty and misinformation - rendered it ill-prepared to meet the challenges of Covid-19 Coronavirus - live US...
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