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New government commissioned report admits genuine need for food aid in UK

20 February 2014
Following today’s warning by 26 Bishops about a national crisis of hunger, Defra has published a new research report that suggests that there is significant need for food aid in Britain today. Imran Hussain, Head of Policy for Child Poverty Action Group, said: “The Government’s own commissioned research today finds that the huge growth in foodbank use is a result of real hardship and hunger...

Benefit sanctions

03 February 2014
Since the election of the Coalition government in 2010, there has been an escalation of benefit sanctions, which have come to play a major role in extreme poverty.