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Response to the Spending Review: The Government must commit to keeping the lifeline

Response to the Spending Review: The Government must commit to keeping the lifeline

25th November 2020

TLG's response to the Chancellor's Spending Review. While there were some welcome measures, the Government has yet to commit to keeping the £20 uplift in Universal Credit and extending it to include Legacy benefits, leaving many families facing uncertainty and financial insecurity.

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Beth Prescott

Beth Prescott

Before coming to TLG, Beth worked as a Fundraising Project Manager for poverty-relief charity Christians Against Poverty. Beth also has experience in the political sector, having worked for a Government Minister. She was one of the youngest Parliamentary candidates in the country in the 2015 and 2017 General Elections, narrowly missing out on a seat in Parliament in 2017. Beth is a season ticket holder at Huddersfield Town and enjoys hiking through the Yorkshire countryside followed by a local ale in the pub.

‘The Shadow Pandemic’: Domestic Abuse and its Devastating Effects on Families and Children

‘The Shadow Pandemic’: Domestic Abuse and its Devastating Effects on Families and Children

25th November 2020

25th November marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Ruth explains more about just how widespread domestic abuse sadly is across the UK and how we can all play our part in eliminating it.

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Ruth Akinradewo

Ruth Akinradewo

Ruth Akinradewo has a background in language-related roles, having studied French and Italian at Oxford University. In her time at Oxford, Ruth wrote and spoke extensively about social injustice – notably about racism, for national newspaper The Voice. Ruth is passionate about social justice: in addition to her role within TLG, Ruth is an Ambassador for Press Red, a Christian charity which seeks to raise awareness about gender-based violence. She is also a trustee for a Christian charity providing shelter to migrant women fleeing domestic abuse, who under current legislation have no recourse to public funds.

Tackling the big questions on child poverty: why do we all have a part to play?

Tackling the big questions on child poverty: why do we all have a part to play?

19th November 2020

This third blog in the series on child poverty looks into the questions: why is TLG’s Box of Hope campaign, and other charities work supporting children, still needed now the Government have announced additional support? Why do we all have a part to play?

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Beth Prescott

Beth Prescott

Before coming to TLG, Beth worked as a Fundraising Project Manager for poverty-relief charity Christians Against Poverty. Beth also has experience in the political sector, having worked for a Government Minister. She was one of the youngest Parliamentary candidates in the country in the 2015 and 2017 General Elections, narrowly missing out on a seat in Parliament in 2017. Beth is a season ticket holder at Huddersfield Town and enjoys hiking through the Yorkshire countryside followed by a local ale in the pub.

Tackling the big questions on child poverty: whose responsibility is it?

Tackling the big questions on child poverty: whose responsibility is it?

12th November 2020

This second blog in the series on child poverty tackles the questions: why should the Government commit to holiday provision? Is it not parental responsibility? Why aren’t they just buying reduced, cheap food at the supermarket?

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Beth Prescott

Beth Prescott

Before coming to TLG, Beth worked as a Fundraising Project Manager for poverty-relief charity Christians Against Poverty. Beth also has experience in the political sector, having worked for a Government Minister. She was one of the youngest Parliamentary candidates in the country in the 2015 and 2017 General Elections, narrowly missing out on a seat in Parliament in 2017. Beth is a season ticket holder at Huddersfield Town and enjoys hiking through the Yorkshire countryside followed by a local ale in the pub.

Tackling the big questions on child poverty: how do families end up in poverty?

Tackling the big questions on child poverty: how do families end up in poverty?

12th November 2020

With increasing awareness around child food poverty and the recent announcement by the Government to fund holiday provision throughout 2021, there were a lot of questions and myths around child food poverty raised. This blog series will tackle some of those, while also explaining why TLG’s Box of Hope campaign is still so important this winter.

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Beth Prescott

Beth Prescott

Before coming to TLG, Beth worked as a Fundraising Project Manager for poverty-relief charity Christians Against Poverty. Beth also has experience in the political sector, having worked for a Government Minister. She was one of the youngest Parliamentary candidates in the country in the 2015 and 2017 General Elections, narrowly missing out on a seat in Parliament in 2017. Beth is a season ticket holder at Huddersfield Town and enjoys hiking through the Yorkshire countryside followed by a local ale in the pub.

TLG’s statement:  More support made available for families

TLG’s statement:  More support made available for families

10th November 2020

The Government has announced a package of support for families following the campaign for holiday provision. TLG welcomes these measures and will continue to campaign for further support. Read our statement here.

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Beth Prescott

Beth Prescott

Before coming to TLG, Beth worked as a Fundraising Project Manager for poverty-relief charity Christians Against Poverty. Beth also has experience in the political sector, having worked for a Government Minister. She was one of the youngest Parliamentary candidates in the country in the 2015 and 2017 General Elections, narrowly missing out on a seat in Parliament in 2017. Beth is a season ticket holder at Huddersfield Town and enjoys hiking through the Yorkshire countryside followed by a local ale in the pub.

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