It’s not the hungry who gain most from food banks – it’s big business | Kayleigh Garthwaite

The government is essentially subsidising firms to waste food, then redistribute it to boost their reputations. It’s grotesqueWho benefits from food banks? The donors? The volunteers? The recipients? You might be surprised – and dismayed – to learn tha…

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How to stop landlords profiting from homelessness? Compulsory purchase | Ellie Mae O’Hagan

London councils are paying £14m a year in ‘incentives’ to private landlords. Only radical measures will solve this crisisAlthough most of today’s headlines are taken up by the fact that Brexit has descended into the political equivalent of a skip being…

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Most people want higher taxes on rich to support poor – OECD

‘Deeply troubling’ survey of 21 countries finds 60% believe they are not getting ‘fair share’A majority of people living in developed countries want their government to increase taxes on the rich in order to help the poorest in society, according to a …

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