Personal safety nets no substitute for government support

How would you keep a roof over your head if you lost your job? It’s not a question many of us like to ponder (just as we tend to ignore those issues like what exactly will happen if we fail to eat five (seven?) fruit and veg a day). But it’s a situation thousands of ordinary families unexpectedly find themselves facing every year.

Worryingly, the facts suggest many of us would struggle to keep up with rent or mortgage payments … Read more