A blog post by
Policy & Research Manager
Last year, the Prime Minister told the nation that austerity was over. But food banks, and the growing number of people who need them, will need convincing.
So far, the Government’s attempts at protecting people in poverty have been piecemeal. Rather than bold action to end austerity, the last Budget made some cash available for some very low paid working households on Universal Credit, but still left millions worse off.
This support won’t go far enough to reduce the record demand food banks have seen – our network gave out 1.3 million three-day parcels, a 13% increase in need, in the last financial year.Read more