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    Press release: Z2K announces appointment of new Chief Executive

    Anti-poverty charity, Z2K, today announced the appointment of Anela Anwar as its new Chief Executive. “At the same time as welcoming Anela, I also want to pay tribute again to our outgoing Chief Executive, Raji Hunjan who leaves this week to take up her new role at Oak Foundation. “

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    Press release: In memory of our founder, Rev Paul Nicolson

    Z2K is deeply saddened to hear of the death of our founder, Rev Paul Nicolson.  Paul was an absolutely tireless campaigner against the scourge of poverty in the UK, and especially against the recent cuts to Social Security benefits that have caused so much of it.

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    Press Release: Raji Hunjan, Z2K CEO, to step down in April 2020

    Anti-poverty charity, Z2K, today announces the departure of its Chief Executive, Raji Hunjan.  Raji, who has led the charity for the past three years and has overseen the growth of all its work, will be moving on to a new role as Director of Housing & Homelessness at the Oak Foundation. The search for a new CEO will begin shortly. 

    PRESS RELEASE: The Truth is out. Anti-poverty charity, Z2K complaint against the DWP Universal Credit “Myth Busting” Campaign is upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority

    Today, Z2K can confirm that it was right to demand that the Government is held to account for its nine week ad campaign in The Metro earlier this year, in which it repeatedly misled the public on Universal Credit.  The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has confirmed that there is simply no evidence to back the Department for Work & Pensions’ (DWP’s) claims about people being better off on Universal Credit.

    PRESS RELEASE | Z2K Responds to the announcement that Labour will scrap Universal Credit

    Raji Hunjan, CEO: “Universal Credit is based on the prejudices of its architects – that everyone can + should work + that those who are not should be forced to do so”, she continues, “Amongst Z2K’s clients, disabled + seriously unwell people have been particularly badly affected by Universal Credit… Labour is absolutely right to call for an end to this social experiment on the nation’s poorest.”