As part of a radical reimagination of the welfare system in Britain, Labour shadow chancellor John McDonnell announced plans to roll-out Universal Basic Income (UBI) at the last General Election. In the wake of the coronavirus crisis such a scheme could become a necessity for Northern families.
According to PSE, in Greater Manchester it is estimated that 600,000 residents are currently experiencing the effects of extreme poverty. In addition, as many as 1.6 million people are at risk of sliding into deeper poverty.
Three times a week, different groups of Mancunian men, women and children alike make the journey to Manchester Universities’ Catholic Chaplaincy – home to Manchester Central Food Bank, a Trussell Trust site founded by a group of university students in 2013.
A Northern Soul: Director Sean McAllister discusses his journey from a pea factory to a gritty take on life in Hull
Sean McAllister has been from Baghdad to Beirut, Damascus to Tokyo. But for his latest documentary, he turns the lens back to his hometown Kingston upon Hull.
INTERVIEW: Campaign group say they can ‘100%’ stop Brexit ahead of Pro-EU rally during Tory Party Conference
Pro-EU activists will be marching in the streets of Manchester this Sunday with the aim of ‘100%’ reversing Brexit.
The number of pleas for help made to North West councils by people on the brink of homelessness has almost doubled over the last five years.
Labour’s victory in the Oldham West and Royton by-election is down to a strong local candidate and ‘says nothing about Jeremy Corbyn’, according to a leading academic.
‘Some people don’t leave the house’: Manchester toilet event highlights disabled and transgender people’s fears
On average, you spend a year and a half of your life in the bathroom.
‘Be there or be sanctioned’: The Iain Duncan Smiths on pig gate, ‘rudderless hippies’, and ‘brutal’ welfare reform
Viral sensation The Iain Duncan Smiths have added an ingenious twist to a Smiths tribute band – fusing flawless imitation with witty political satire to pay refreshing homage to Manchester’s indie icons.
Minister for Life Sciences George Freeman has suggested that people should be forced to pay extra for their unhealthy snacks and sugary drinks in order to tackle obesity. MM takes to the streets to find out Manchester’s opinion of a potential sugar tax.
An anti-austerity march will take place this weekend in Piccadilly Gardens as protestors campaign against governmental cuts to services impacting vulnerable people.