The Gleaning Project -an idea to help tackle the Cost of Living Crisis

This week, as predicted, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced in effect a windfall tax. He didn’t use the actual term but I suspect his efforts to get a different term used will be as successful as Margaret Thatcher’s attempts to get people talking about The Community Charge instead of The Poll Tax. I’ve written… Continue reading The Gleaning Project -an idea to help tackle the Cost of Living Crisis

My Prime Minister went to a party and all I got was this lousy windfall tax

You may have seen this headline on Wednesday morning. Now, there may be good reasons and bad reasons for introducing new taxes but surely doing so when it officially goes against your political instincts and possibly your economic judgement isn’t good at all. Cards on the table, my personal instincts are towards keeping the tax… Continue reading My Prime Minister went to a party and all I got was this lousy windfall tax

The cost of living crisis: helping or hurting?

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been writing on and off about the implications of the current cost of living crisis for the church.  In these last few articles, I want to think a little bit more about how we approach the challenge Biblically and practically. In this article I want to talk about some… Continue reading The cost of living crisis: helping or hurting?

The Cost of Living and Poverty

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I’ve written a couple of articles about the Cost of Living Crisis and why we should care about it recently.  The other day, I saw this comment on twitter retweeting a list of actions that are required if we are to tackle poverty. Well, there is one small problem with the suggestion and that is… Continue reading The Cost of Living and Poverty

Is food poverty real and do food banks help?

If you were to talk to people about the big needs in communities and how churches can help, you’ll find that they quite often settle on the assumption that a primary issue is food poverty.  Furthermore, it tends to be assumed that a major solution to food poverty is the existence of foodbanks (alongside things… Continue reading Is food poverty real and do food banks help?

Free School Meal vouchers over the summer will not deal with the problem of poverty

Well done to Marcus Rashford, his campaign seems to have encouraged the government to extend provision of free school meal vouchers through the official 6 weeks holiday. If that means the result is that a number of children are properly fed over the summer then that is a good thing. However, this is not going… Continue reading Free School Meal vouchers over the summer will not deal with the problem of poverty