Our Welfare System Must Not Pander to the Myth of the Undeserving Poor and Ignore the Real Need of Those in Crisis
It seems to me, and others who gave evidence to the Work and Pensions Select Committee, that a system in which claimants are 'presumed guilty' unless they prove otherwise goes against 'natural, or administrative, justice'. This is a reflection of the destructive narrative that has built up around benefit claimants.
The APPG on food poverty and hunger's seminal report goes beyond anything that's been done before on the problem of hunger in Britain. This powerful cross-party document validates what the voluntary sector has been saying for a long time about the distressing reality of hunger in the UK, and it turns the spotlight on the specific problems that need addressing.
Families are forced into food banks because of "unacceptable" delays in benefits, but action must be also taken to tackle
Pressure is mounting on Downing Street to launch an urgent investigation into the soaring numbers of people turning to emergency
Three times as many people received emergency supplies from Trussell Trust food banks in the three months from April this
The number of people using food banks has increased five-fold since the coalition came to power, and nearly tripled over
The head of Britain's largest network of food banks has said his charity is "totally comfortable" with the association with
Food banks must not be allowed to become a permanent fixture in the UK and Europe, or used by governments to "clear their