Many of the co-ops, which were meant to be a “shortlife” solution for long housing waiting lists and run-down properties in the late 1970s and early 1980s, are still there today. Now, they are being sold off at auction, and long-existing communities are
Eva came from Hungary to London to work 21 hours a day as a nanny, but when she lost her job she had nothing. While we discuss the political issues of immigration, we can't forget the people who are being exploited on the black market.
A toxic mixture of policy by soundbite, twisted statistics and a spurious belief in the efficacy of the private sector has created a programme that is going to fail a whole generation.
A judge condemns them for being "well aware" that official documents were altered before a trial.
Welcome to my 2020 Journalism Bootcamp.
Six girls gave evidence of being raped, beated and urinated on in the trial resulting from Operation Bullfinch. But police believe there are dozens more victims. Rather than wring our hands, here are four ways we can stop this saga happening again.
The problem with the current government isn't that it's Conservative; it's that its policies are based on "feelings" and illogical pandering.
In a climate where we still don't understand the London riots, we need to keep the dialogue about gang culture open in any way we can.
“These aren’t isolated instances. It’s cultural, and it’s grown out of what’s happened in the care sector."
Bad people, bad management and institutional failure all contributed to what happened at the Yarl's Wood detention centre.
We might not hear about it a lot of the time, but all around us, every day, people are being forced into exploitative and dangerous work.
Alan White and Kate Belgrave give us more reasons why you don’t want the private sector in the NHS.
Hang on. If G4S aren't employing prisoners at £5 a day in order to boost their profits - then who is?
The events that lead to the death of a 15-year-old boy in a young offender institution last year demonstrate that reform is needed not to satisfy some left-wing notion of soft justice, but to introduce a basic standard of humanity.
Alan White drifts through the British canal network. Barring some unpleasantness at a lock, it is a bucolic week.
With complaints about the failed Atos work capability assessment flooding in, Alan White and Kate Belgrave look at some of them.
The unlawful killing of Angolan deportee Jimmy Mubenga by three G4S security guards is an extremely complicated case. While it's easy to point the finger at the "evil" outsourcing company, it's the interaction between the company and the Government that c
Our system for dealing with these crimes is a shambles. In light of this, it is baffling that the Government is pursuing an approach to legal aid that even the Attorney General has refused to endorse.
The Home Office has no clear and functioning mechanism in place to record women’s pregnancies and review their detention in light of it. Pregnant women who have been detained in facilities like Yarl's Wood report receiving abysmal treatment, done in our n
Continuing their series on the Coalition's secret cuts, Alan White and Kate Belgrave explore how workers are being bludgeoned into accepting wages that are too low to live on.
The silence doesn’t just come from our largely right-wing press. There’s something more insidious going on.
If these stories about undercover police weren't plucked from the pages of our newspapers, you'd think you were reading an airport thriller. This sort of classic, long-form investigative journalism is why we must retain a truly free press.
If G4S didn't exist, a government minister would have to invent it - Alan White unravels the debate about G4S and outsourcing.
Continuing their series on the Coalition's secret cuts, Kate Belgrave and Alan White investigate the problems arising from outsourced face-to-face assessments. Does the DWP even know what its policy on recording PIP face-to-face assessments is? And why ca
Continuing their series on the Coalition's secret cuts, Alan White and Kate Belgrave find out how the introduction of the "bedroom tax" is affecting people's lives.
There’s a lot that’s right in this book, but there are some deep flaws too, Alan White finds.
The Independent Living Fund is vital to anyone who has a severe impairment and still hopes to live their life. Alan White and Kate Belgrave explore the decision to close it and devolve its work to cashstrapped councils.
G4S is not a social housing association, and yet they are responsible for housing many people for whom the state has a duty of care under international law.
In the first of a series, Alan White and Kate Belgrave report on how, around the country, councils are looking to make savings under the radar. Here, they explore how plans to outsource social care services in Barnet will affect the most vulnerable.
It's the Work Programme all over again, and this time, damage to public safety is a high price to pay.