UN to investigate extreme poverty in the UK
A senior United Nations investigator will probe the impact of Tory austerity policies in Britain, in the organisation's first visit to a western European country in more than five years.
Professor Philip Alston, the UN's special rapporteur on human rights and extreme poverty, is due to make a fact-finding trip to the UK in the autumn, where he will examine the challenges facing the poorest citizens.
The Independent reports in a recent article:
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According to a recent poll for The Independent, nearly four million adults have been forced to seek help from food banks due to ”shocking” levels of deprivation:
The Centre for Welfare Reform will be making a submission to the UN Special Rapporteur.
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