From the TUC

Society & Welfare (page 3)

The most unequal rich country in Northern Europe

05 Jun 2015, by in Society & Welfare

Last month the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (the rich countries’ club) published In it Together: Why Less Inequality Benefits All. It develops the argument the OECD has been making for some time about the malign economic consequences of inequality, and presents evidence to show that it is the growing distance between the bottom…

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More Right to Buy – what will go wrong

27 May 2015, by in Society & Welfare

Right to Buy likely to go wrong Worryingly the Queen’s Speech confirms that there will be a bill to extend the Right to Buy to tenants in Housing Associations.  The TUC opposes this measure on two grounds; that the funding model of housing associations would be seriously damaged by such a change; and that we do not believe sufficient…

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Over a million visits to food banks

01 May 2015, by in Society & Welfare

In the 2014-15 financial year, Trussel Trust foodbanks helped feed families over one million times. As Michael noted when he blogged about this last week, that figure only covers Trussel foodbanks. If you include the ventures run by churches, charities and other community groups the true figure will be significantly higher. It’s worth visiting that…

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