Speaking out against cuts to universal credit

6 October 2021 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , ,

Together with allies, I criticised the Government’s decision to remove the £20 a week uplift in Universal Credit, despite warnings from across the political spectrum that it will cause immense hardship to families who are already barely keeping their heads above water. Many people who rely on Universal Credit are carers, both unpaid and paid, … Continue reading “Speaking out against cuts to universal credit”

Debate: what’s at stake at COP26 for people in poverty?

29 September 2021 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , ,

Oxfam convened a panel of brilliant experts to discuss what to expect from COP26, how business and political leaders are stepping up, and what action and financial support is needed to ensure that vulnerable communities can survive and thrive in a changing climate. Leading climate scientist Professor Saleemul Huq described what rich nations could learn … Continue reading “Debate: what’s at stake at COP26 for people in poverty?”


1 June 2020 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , ,

I was asked by Compass to contribute an article to its Reasons for Hope series – how we can collectively build back better from the coronavirus crisis. I wrote about how the powerful shift in attitudes to carers, with the nation coming together to applaud them weekly, could be the tipping point for how we … Continue reading “OPINION: REASONS TO HOPE – CARING FOR CARERS”