Over Christmas, Save the Children – a charity best known for their attempts to relieve the suffering of the global poor – were providing urgently needed medical and food supplies to children affected by the recent violence in Syria and Gaza.
Data from the 2011 Census, released in December, shone a long overdue light on the housing crisis. One of the key findings was that the proportion of households renting in the private sector has increased by 69% over the last decade. One in six households now rent privately.
The welfare debate: busting the myths and misrepresentations
Having regularly found myself banging my head on tables in frustration while engaging in discussions about cuts to benefits, I feel compelled to bust some common myths and misrepresentations that are distorting current debates around welfare.