Living Wage Commission report says 1M can be lifted out of low pay
The number of people in low pay in the UK can be slashed by over 1 million by 2020 according to the Living Wage Commission, chaired by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu.
Poverty Truth Commission demands action on low wage economy
A new report into poverty, backed by the Church of Scotland and Faith in Community Scotland, is to demand an end to the poor employment practices which are trapping many working Scots on very low wages.
Churches respond to Government’s draft Child Poverty Strategy
The UK Government’s credibility in tackling child poverty has been questioned by the Baptist, Methodist and United Reformed Churches in response to the Government’s draft ‘Child Poverty Strategy’. Joint Public Issues Team
International Fairness Conference with Archbishop of York – 9 June 2014
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, will be speaking at the International Fairness Conference hosted by the City of York Council on 9 June 2014 at the University of York. The conference will discuss the issue of poverty and the role of place to promote fairness. Sessions will include communities and fairness, what entails ‘good growth’, views from the community of York, lessons from Europe and the role of civic leaders in the challenges of the future.