By Alan White - 28 January 10:12
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
By Sarah Karacs and Alan White - 14 January 12:57
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.
By Alan White - 13 November 10:46
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.
By Alan White - 08 November 11:31
A judge condemns them for being "well aware" that official documents were altered before a trial.
By Alan White - 06 November 14:42
Welcome to my 2020 Journalism Bootcamp.
By Alan White - 05 November 11:25
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.
By Alan White - 01 November 12:21
The problem with the current government isn't that it's Conservative; it's that its policies are based on "feelings" and illogical pandering.
By Alan White - 04 October 10:40
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.
By Alan White - 02 October 12:50
“These aren’t isolated instances. It’s cultural, and it’s grown out of what’s happened in the care sector."
By Alan White - 16 September 9:04
Bad people, bad management and institutional failure all contributed to what happened at the Yarl's Wood detention centre.
By Alan White - 02 September 15:15
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.
By Alan White and Kate Belgrave - 29 August 12:33
Alan White and Kate Belgrave give us more reasons why you don’t want the private sector in the NHS.
By Alan White - 23 August 14:17
Hang on. If G4S aren't employing prisoners at £5 a day in order to boost their profits - then who is?
By Alan White - 21 August 8:57
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.
By Alan White - 20 August 14:44
Alan White drifts through the British canal network. Barring some unpleasantness at a lock, it is a bucolic week.
By Alan White and Kate Belgrave - 13 August 14:10
With complaints about the failed Atos work capability assessment flooding in, Alan White and Kate Belgrave look at some of them.
By Alan White - 06 August 8:39
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
By Alan White - 05 August 11:57
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.
By Alan White - 29 July 10:57
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
By Alan White and Kate Belgrave - 25 July 12:35
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.
By Alan White - 19 July 10:36
The silence doesn’t just come from our largely right-wing press. There’s something more insidious going on.
By Alan White - 18 July 14:00
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.
By Alan White - 12 July 9:14
If G4S didn't exist, a government minister would have to invent it - Alan White unravels the debate about G4S and outsourcing.
By Alan White and Kate Belgrave - 10 July 9:56
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
By Alan White and Kate Belgrave - 24 June 11:36
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.
By Alan White - 10 June 10:07
There’s a lot that’s right in this book, but there are some deep flaws too, Alan White finds.
By Alan White and Kate Belgrave - 06 June 12:10
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.
By Alan White - 03 June 10:21
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.
By Alan White and Kate Belgrave - 29 May 11:10
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.
By Alan White - 27 May 9:37
It's the Work Programme all over again, and this time, damage to public safety is a high price to pay.