The TUC believes in full employment and work for all those who want it, but those who cannot work should get decent benefits that lift them out of poverty. Here is research and policy on welfare and work issues. You can find older material by using the search facilities.
million children live in poverty in the UK today, thats one in three children
- a shocking figure given the wealth of our nation.
The campaign to End Child Poverty includes children's and other charities, social justice groups, faith-groups, trade unions, businesses and many others concerned about the unacceptably high levels of child poverty in the UK who are working together for change. Visit their website at http://www.endchildpoverty.org.uk/
The most recent documents available on this subject are:Will Universal Credit work?
This report, written for the TUC by Lindsay Judge of the Child Poverty Action Group, takes a look at the new benefit and its implications for people in poverty.
Over 500 people joined the Middlesbrough March for the Alternative on Saturday 27 April, to protest against the government's failed economic austerity measures and the disproportionate impact on Teesside and the North East. Organised by the Tees Vall...
Responding to the latest Department for Work and Pensions statistics published today (Wednesday) on the duration of working-age benefits, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:
What events of the last few weeks have shown is how important football clubs are in their communities. Last week I attended an excellent, inspiring event at the Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough where the Professional Footballers Association, worki...
Many people of my age developed their politics in the teeth of the Thatcher government, possibly the most challenging period in British trade union history. It is difficult to think of a modern politician who has engendered such diverse and deeply h...
We look at how George Osborne's financial decisions are impacting on different groups in society.
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