National Zakat Foundation Blog
4 July 2014

NZF Events – Ramadan 2014

Stay tuned with National Zakat Foundation this Ramadan! Don’t miss out on the live programmes, they’ll be on TV and radio during June and July. Radio Ramadan Manchester, ‘The Forgotten Pillar,’ Thurs 3rd July, LIVE 1.00pm – 2.00pm on 87.7 FM. Find out more. Islamic Bank of Britain, ‘Zakat Twitter Hour,’ Thurs 3rd July, LIVE…

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22 June 2014

Poverty hits twice as many British households as 30 years ago

The UK economy has doubled in size since the early 1980s – yet the number of those suffering below-minimum living standards has grown by more than twice, a study claims. The number of British households falling below minimum living standards has more than doubled in the past 30 years, despite the size of the economy…

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17 May 2014

UK child death rate: a scandal with a clear link to poverty

Nearly five in every thousand babies born in Britain will not live to their fifth birthday, and experts say inequality is to blame. The death of a child is always a tragedy. The avoidable deaths of thousands of children under five years old every year in the UK is a scandal, according to the Royal…

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17 May 2014

NZF in Washington DC

The Global Donors Forum is the bi annual convening of the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists (WCMP). Our National Manager, Iqbal Nasim, was invited to attend the convention on Wednesday 16th April 2014, in Washington DC, as a guest speaker. This is an event where donors, government, business leaders, experts and visionaries from across the…

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17 May 2014

Food banks see ‘shocking’ rise in number of users

A food bank charity says it has handed out 913,000 food parcels in the last year, up from 347,000 the year before. The Trussell Trust said a third were given to repeat visitors but that there was a “shocking” 51% rise in clients to established food banks. It said benefit payment delays were the main…

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