National Zakat Foundation Blog
14 November 2014

Low-paid workers unable to escape poverty trap – report

Only one in four workers who were low-paid in 2001 managed to move on to higher pay after a decade, says social mobility study. The extent to which low-paid workers in the UK stay trapped in poverty is highlighted by a report showing only one in four workers who were low-paid in 2001 – and…

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6 November 2014

How Shazia broke free from sexual abuse

Shazia Begum arrived in the UK a couple of years ago from the Indian subcontinent. She was hoping to build a better life for herself and was sponsored on a Domestic Visa by her would-be employers. Shazia’s role was to help a family living locally to cook, clean and take care of their children. It…

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29 October 2014

NZF message for 10th ‘Eid on the Wharf’

In June 1859, the Swiss businessman, Jean-Henri Dunant, traveled to Italy to meet French emperor Napoléon III with the intention of discussing difficulties in conducting business in Algeria, at that time occupied by France. When he arrived in the small town of Solferino on the evening of June 24, he witnessed the Battle of Solferino,…

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21 October 2014

Child poverty set to rise

The UK risks becoming a “permanently divided” society unless “radical new approaches” are taken by the next government, a report suggests. The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission also claims the target to reduce child poverty by half by 2020 will not be met. Chairman Alan Milburn said the three largest Westminster parties were being…

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