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article 09 June 2014
Becky's manga cartoon
Breadline Kids: breaking the cycle of food poverty

Becky lives in Hull with her mother and sister. The family has just 1.20 per person, per day, to spend on food. She created a manga cartoon to describe the challenges of living in food poverty.

article 16 April 2014 UK
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Food banks: on the front line with Britain's poorest

As new Trussell Trust figures show that food banks fed almost 1m people last year, Epsom and Ewell food bank manager Jonathan Lees writes from the front line.

article 21 February 2014 UK
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Bedroom tax 'unlawful' appeal rejected by court

The court of appeal upholds the legality of government cutbacks in the benefits system, as judges reject accusations that the so-called "bedroom tax" unlawfully discriminates against the disabled.

article 20 February 2014 UK
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by The truth about food banks: dependency or welfare crisis?

Food banks are "consistently" seeing an increase in demand, a Defra-commissioned report concludes - but what are they and are benefits cuts to blame for their proliferation?

article 20 February 2014 UK
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Heat or eat? Church of England bishops' hunger plea

Twenty-seven bishops condemn the government's "punitive" welfare reforms, which they say have forced people into food and fuel poverty.

article 25 October 2013 UK
Penalising benefit claimants who are not deemed to be doing enough to find work is leaving people without any money to live on, according to research from the Citizens Advice Bureau (Getty)
Jackie Long by Benefit sanctions causing 'great hardship'

Penalising benefit claimants who are not deemed to be doing enough to find work is leaving people without any money to live on, according to research from the Citizens Advice Bureau.

post 16 September 2013
FactCheck Q&A: Benefit fraud in perspective

The Crown Prosecution Service will push for longer sentences for benefit fraudsters. A long-overdue clampdown or a waste of resources? FactCheck finds out.

article 09 July 2013 UK
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10 things Britons think about Britain that are wrong

Britons dramatically overestimate the amount of teenage pregnancy, crime and benefit fraud in the UK. A new report by Ipsos Mori checks the perceptions against the truth.

video 05 June 2013 UK

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Cuts to child benefit: here to stay?

Cuts to child benefit look like they're here to stay, whoever wins the next General Election. Labour Leader, Ed Miliband, has now decided it would be too expensive to reverse the policy.