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Half a million are encountering the new welfare system for the first time, discovering the misery it has caused deprived claimants since it arrived.
The increased support is too modest to protect many of those who will be without work during the pandemic.
As shelves fall empty through frenetic stockpiling, blameless employees are left trying to appease irate customers.
If people cannot self-isolate and maintain financial peace of mind, they won’t follow the government’s orders.
The Chancellor is doing something new and radical – but he is also striking a note of continuity.
Under Thatcher, thousands of rough sleepers camped in Waterloo walkways – what do memories of this community tell us about the return of tent cities today?
The government’s vow to tackle regional divides will be significantly easier if the social security system isn’t undermining this ambition.
As poverty levels rise among children, pensioners, and people in work, charities are trying to reframe how we see poverty portrayed in the media.
It would be difficult not to capture someone homeless if you took a picture more or less anywhere in Dublin city centre.
After four years of real-terms cuts, merely allowing payments to rise in line with inflation will do little to help claimants.
Grassroots responses to homelessness, like the radical alternative DOPE magazine, expose the scale of the crisis.