In her first speech in her new role as the United Kingdom's Secretary of State for International Development, Penny Mordaunt said that millions of pounds are lost every year because persons with disabilities in developing countries do not have the support that they need to access employment.
There has been a dramatic increase in the number of children registering for free school meals in the UK, poverty campaigners say, revealing the strain the COVID-19 pandemic is putting on family budgets.
NGOs in the United Kingdom’s development sector face a fragile and uncertain future, despite the latest economic measures announced Thursday by Chancellor Rishi Sunak. The U.K.’s finances were thrown into disarray by the COVID-19 pandemic, which brought large swathes of economic activity to a standstill. NGO budgets were hurt by a £2.9 billion ($3.74 billion) cut to the U.K. aid budget in July and the disruption of fundraising activities.
This presentation examines the challenges in designing income-tested benefits for people of working age in the UK and Australia.