Tag : Poverty

‘Tis the Season…For Shocking Increases In Food Bank Reliance

2 months ago / 0 comments

Following a successful trial last Summer, supermarket giant Sainsbury’s are relaunching a new initiative designed to encourage increased donations to local food banks. The idea – coming from a group of teenagers in Exeter doing an NCS project – is to have shelf-edge labels which alert shoppers to products that … Read More

Citizens UK Challenges Companies to Commit to the ‘Real Living Wage’

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As an introduction to the ‘Real Living Wage’ week, beginning Monday the 5th of November, Citizens UK has called upon University of Leeds to join the movement of companies that pay the ‘real Living Wage’. “Today we are asking our Vice Chancellor, Sir Alan Langlands, to meet with the Living … Read More

Trouble in Paradise: Avoidance, Evasion and Offshore Accounts

1 year ago / 0 comments

The Gryphon shines a light on the latest leak of British celebrities hiding their wealth in offshore funds and exposing the most vulnerable in society. On the 5th November 2017, millions of documents were made public relating to offshore investments. Named ‘The Paradise Papers’, these leaks revealed the private financial affairs of … Read More

Employed and in Poverty – Britain’s New Underbelly

1 year ago / 0 comments

Stephen Armstrong, an investigative journalist, published his book ‘The New Poverty’ this year, in an attempt to document a troubling new trend in Britain: in-work poverty. The Gryphon spoke to him last week as he visisted Sheffield to talk about those who are in employed, yet in poverty in Britain. … Read More

A Ticket To Nowhere? Councils ‘Help’ The Homeless

1 year ago / 0 comments

The BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire Show has reported that councils across the country are tackling homelessness by buying one-way train tickets for rough-sleepers in their cities. It is believed that some councils have spent up to £1000 of their budget a year to move homeless people off their streets. What is … Read More

Period Poverty. Why is it a Thing?

1 year ago / 0 comments

The topic of period poverty has been circulating the media for over a month now, and yet many are still startlingly unaware and uninformed on the seriousness of the issue. Global girls’ rights charity Plan International UK recently published findings that a shocking one in ten young women between the … Read More

The Real Junk Food Project: “We rattle cages, we piss people off, but we do it because we believe it’s the right thing to do”

2 years ago / 0 comments

As part of last week’s Leeds Creatives event, The Gryphon editor Jessica Murray sat down with headline speaker Adam Smith, founder of The Real Junk Food Project, to discuss how far the organisation has come in the last twelve months. The Real Junk Food Project have had an extremely busy … Read More

New app lets you buy leftover restaurant food

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Gryphon speaks to Leeds grads Chris Wilson and Jamie Crummie about their quest to tackle the country’s food waste problem through their new app, Too Good to Go, that allows you to buy restaurants’ food at a fraction of the normal price. Over one million people in the UK … Read More

Lifestyle | Living below the line

5 years ago / 0 comments

I think it’s fair that students are stereotyped as always being hungry. Walking around campus, I’ve seen students snacking on anything from toffee popcorn to the slightly more ambitious chicken kahari. So when given the opportunity to take part in the Live Below The Line challenge, I fully understood that … Read More

Comment | Serve the rich, eat the poor

5 years ago / 0 comments

Faced with the shameful statistics that 13 million people in the UK are currently living below the poverty line and supermarkets waste 15 million tonnes of food each year, surely outrage and immediate action are the only possible responses? Seemingly not. Instead the powerful millionaires in Government and fat cats … Read More