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Issues

Childcare: Expensive, patchy and underfunded

A nursery in Ilkeston that has been forced to close through funding cuts24 June 2013

Our already ailing childcare sector has deteriorated rapidly in a climate of austerity

Social security cuts hit the poorest hardest

The poor are getting poorer19 June 2013

Britain’s a terribly unequal country, where poverty isn’t restricted to the “scroungers” journalists and politicians love to blame.

Homes under threat from the bedroom tax

families hit by the bedroom tax18 June 2013

On the tour, we’re hearing a lot about how people’s lives are being thrown into chaos by the recently introduced Bedroom Tax.

Britons need a payrise, and soon

pay day16 June 2013

Pay rises have failed to keep with price rises and real incomes have fallen for the majority of working people in the UK.

A perfect storm for the voluntary sector

Shuttered buildings14 June 2013

Community and voluntary organisations are in crisis as savage cuts combine with increasing calls for help.

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A perfect storm for the voluntary sector

Community and voluntary organisations are in crisis as savage cuts combine with increasing calls for help.

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