Emily Dugan - The Independent

Emily Dugan

Emily Dugan is social affairs correspondent for The Independent, i and Independent on Sunday. She was previously a news reporter for The Independent on Sunday. Her investigations into human trafficking have twice been awarded Best Investigative Article at the Anti-Slavery Day Media Awards and her human rights journalism was shortlisted for the Gaby Rado Memorial prize at the 2012 Amnesty Media Awards.

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Zero-hours contracts 'trapping 1.4 million workers at the whim of their boss'

One in eight employers admit to using controversial contracts

A shot from the undercover investigation by BBC's Panormama

Elderly care home abuse: Shocking footage shows elderly residents being taunted and assaulted at Essex care home

Staff sacked after undercover report while watchdog warns hundreds of homes are failing

Clive James has a new book, ‘Poetry Notebook’, which is due to be published in the autumn
Przemek Skwirczynski at Canary Wharf. He says: ‘A lot like Ukip because of the attitude to tax’

Migrants in Britain a decade on: ‘It’s natural to vote for different people’, says Pole standing for Ukip

One upwardly mobile Polish banker is campaigning for a party which faces claims of xenophobia

Dorota Zimnoch is a marketing executive for MetLife

Migrants in Britain a decade on: The Poles who brought prosperity

Despite stereotypes of eastern European immigrants providing cheap labour in unskilled jobs, many Polish people who moved to the UK have found themselves at the other end of the economic spectrum

Migrants in Britain a decade on: They came, they worked, they stayed in Lincolnshire

Continuing our series on the impact of migration from the EU, Emily Dugan reports from Boston, where thousands of migrants settled, strived – and caused tension along the way

'Wave' of Polish immigration is over, says ambassador - these days Poles prefer to stay at home

Increasing numbers of Poles 'are shunning a life in Britain in favour of Poland’s own burgeoning economy'

Food bank visitors in Coventry: ‘Compassion has disappeared out of the welfare state’

People at the Trussell Trust's busiest outpost tell Emily Dugan of biting sanctions, rationing meals and living with an empty cupboard

Volunteers at the Hope Centre, Coventry, help visitors

The food poverty scandal that shames Britain: Nearly 1m people rely on handouts to eat – and benefit reforms may be to blame

600 religious leaders from all denominations combine to condemn 163 per cent increase in food bank use in past year

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