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Brazil’s Bolsonaro says aid for poor to rise nearly 60 per cent due to food costs

Brazil Sao Paulo food aid

Brasilia, BrazilReuters Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said in a TV interview that his government would raise monthly payments under a popular welfare program to 300 reais from 190 reais starting in December. If confirmed, the 58 per cent rise announced by Bolsonaro in an interview with the Record TV channel late on Tuesday would be […]


Bath Abbey

Did you know that 100 years ago few people would have got any government welfare? Welfare is a very recent phenomenon. The church has played a key role in healthcare and education provision, says Paul Clark. Pictured in Bath Abbey. PICTURE: Elizabeth Jamieson/Unsplash For most of history, kings and rulers taxed! Mainly because they were better […]