Nicola Sturgeon’s Scottish National party is to offer new parents in Scotland a free “baby box” of clothes, nappies and toys, with a built-in mattress allowing the box to be used as a baby’s cot, in an effort to tackle infant poverty rates.
A study of the class system in Disney and Pixar’s biggest movies reveals poverty is ‘not a big deal’ and the rich are happy to look after everyone else
The richest fifth of the population are worse off now than they were before the financial crash, but the poorest fifth have typically become better off, according to official figures which could spark controversy among anti-austerity campaigners.
The founder of easyJet has opened a discount food store that is selling everyday groceries for 25p each.
David Cameron has set out his vision for an all-out assault on poverty, insisting people’s lives can be improved at the same time as cuts to benefits and council services.
The Conservatives’ welfare cuts will come under attack on a new front this week when the House of Lords considers plans to change the way child poverty is measured, just as benefits cuts hit low-income households.