Need for food banks 'increases in areas where Universal Credit has been in operation the longest'

The Trussell Trust urged the Government to end the five-week wait for the benefit

New research suggests the need for food banks increases in areas where Universal Credit has been in operation the longest.

There has been a 30 per cent increase in demand for food banks in areas where the benefit has been rolled out for at least a year, the Trussell Trust said.

The charity said demand jumps to 40 per cent where Universal Credit has been in place for at least 18...
source: Somerset Live

2019-09-19 09:35
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