Dr Roger Grimshaw introduces our recent work on anti-poverty strategies for prisoners and children looked after by local authorities.
Benefits claimants are subjected to an 'amateurish, secret penal system which is more severe than the mainstream judicial system', writes Dr David Webster of the University of Glasgow.
John Lea and Simon Hallsworth put the riots into political and historical perspective
Last week the House of Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee held an evidence session on the benefit sanctions scheme. The government was urged to suspend the sanctions regime pending a review of its impact – especially on the mentally ill and disabled, reports The Guardian.
Richard Bilton, reporting for Panorama, describes how, despite persistent claims by mainstream politicians to be 'on the side of hard-working people', the majority of the poor are in work. Whilst the cost of basics like food bills and clothes has risen by 28 per cent over the last six years, average wages have only gone up by 9 per cent. This has put huge pressures on household budgets.
This review, sponsored by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, examined international evidence about the links between institutional care and poverty in order to identify strategies for reducing the risks in the four countries of the UK.
Research Director, Dr Roger Grimshaw writes about the opportunities for anti-poverty strategies for prisoners and looked after children.
Dr Roger Grimshaw's slides from his presentation at the Centre's Anti-Poverty Forum, held on September 18, 2013.
Richard Garside argues that it is the way we organise society, not the levels of crime, that is the strongest influence on our prison numbers.
What to make of news that the UK might finally be emerging from recession. According to Office for National Statistics Gross domestic product grew by 0.1 percent in the final quarter of 2009. It’s a recovery of sorts, but one so small that Newsnight’s economics editor Paul Mason was left wondering whether he might have singlehandedly sabotaged it had he eaten fewer mars bars in December.