Poverty in the UK

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Poverty in the UK: Keywords



Wealth - a large amount of money or investments

Poverty - being without dood, money or other basic needs of life


Debt - situation where a person or organisation owes more money then they posses


Excessive salaries - when someone earns huge amounts of money eg footballer

Poverty trap - a person who is trapped in poverty as they don't have the skills, qualifications or jobs to get out


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Poverty in the UK: Keywords

Minimum wage - £6.08


Personal wealth - how much you are worth

Tithe - Christian 10% every month, voluntary

Voluntary Sadaqh - Muslims encouraged to give more than Zakat


Zatak - 2.5% every year for muslims to give, not voluntary

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Poverty in the UK: Basic needs of life and Other

Basic Needs of life

  • Food
  • Shelter
  • Clothing
  • Human rights
  • Health Care

The Parable of the poor widow

  • Gave less than everybody else as she was the poorest but Jesus said she had given more than the rich

The Parable of the Sheep and Goat

  • The man who helped everyone
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Poverty in the UK: Who cares? and Other

Who cares?

  • Local authorities - social workers, pratical support
  • Charities & religious organisations - Salvation army, NSPCC
  • Depend on people to fund them
  • Families - relatives should look after each other

Povery Trap

  • Lack of education       
  • Poor Health
  • Broken families
  • Poor housing
  • Debt
  • Addictions
  • Crime  
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Poverty in the UK: Lottery


  • Positives:
    • 28p from every pound goes to charity
    • Over £21 billion have been given to charities
  • Negatives:
    • Extra volantary tax paid by the poor in the hope of getting rich
    • Unsiutable people winning
      • Callie Rogers (case study) who spent 1.9 million on drugs
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Poverty in the UK: Religious Beliefs


  • Majority against gambling altough some churches have accepted lottery winnings for charity
  • The parable of the poor widow and the parable of the sheep and goat
  • Money is a blessing from God
  • It should be shared with the poor
  • They tithe (give 10%) to church or charity each month
  • Raise money for charity
  • Build riches in heaven, not on earth
  • Taught to look after their money responsibly


  • Completely against gambling (Mukhtar won and got cut of his family and mosque even though he gave money to make the building better)
  • Give 2.5% of their money to charity each year, Zakat, 5 pillars of Islam
  • Intrest free loans should help each other out. Believe you shouldn't make a profit on others debt
  • Wealth is a blessing from Allah
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Poverty in the UK: Quotes


  • "It is easier for a camel to fit through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God"
  • "Love your neighbour as you love yourself"
  • "No-one can serve 2 masters. You cannot serve God and money"
  • "The Love of money is the root of all kinds of evil"
  • "Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it for me"


  • "Concerning wine and gambling, in them is great sin. The sin is greater than the profit"
  • "Richness does not lie in the abundancve of worldly goods. True richness is the richness of the soul"
  • "May Allah keep safety that believer is a hard-worker"
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