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The latest updates from the #EndHungerUK team

Universal Credit claimants take national petition to Downing Street, as thousands more go hungry

November 7, 2018

Read the text of the press release we have sent out ahead of the hand-in of our national petition calling on the UK government to Fix Universal Credit, at 10 Downing Street on Wednesday. 

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Universal Credit: six claimants show just why and how it must be fixed

October 13, 2018

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New stats show 1 in 10 in Scotland in food poverty

September 28, 2018

Nearly one in ten people in Scotland are Food Insecure

The figures released this week as part of the Scottish Health Survey help shed some light on the scale of food insecurity in Scotland. Imogen Richmond-Bishop from Sustain discusses why this shows we need routine food insecurity measurement across the U.K.

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Creating long-term, long-lasting change

August 20, 2018

The Trussell Trust runs the UK’s largest network of foodbanks. However, they believe that hunger can’t be left to volunteers to solve. Tom Say, the Trussell Trust’s new campaign manager, explains why they are supporting End Hunger UK’s call for a reformed welfare system.

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Failures in Universal Credit leave families going without

August 10, 2018

End Hunger UK launched our petition to Fix Universal Credit because of failings in the detail of the policy. This week, Child Poverty Action Group released a report on why the monthly assessment period leads to people losing support through no fault of their own. Lizzie Flew explains.

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Local welfare schemes are failing people in crisis

May 31, 2018

Crisis support schemes run by local authorities are failing to operate effectively with increasing numbers of destitute people turning instead to food banks and other voluntary agencies for help, according to a new report published by The Children’s Society and the Church of England, an End Hunger UK Partner. Tom Sefton from the Church of England, one of the report’s co-authors, writes more.

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Emergency food providers – what do you really think of Universal Credit?

April 6, 2018

Many of End Hunger’s members and supporters work for emergency food providers including pantries, kitchens and foodbanks. One of the founding principles of our campaign was that we aim to represent the voice of those who work to end hunger. As part of that we are trying to find out what you think about Universal Credit for our next campaign. End Hunger UK Campaign Manager Rachel Alcock writes about the survey we are launching.

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Our campaign works – the Budget was proof

November 27, 2017

Garry Lemmon of the Trussell Trust says that changes made to Universal Credit in the Budget show that End Hunger UK’s campaign for food justice is beginning to deliver change – but we need to continue the work.

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The Universal Credit Crisis Facing Britain’s Foodbanks

September 26, 2017

The Trussell Trust, the UK’s largest food bank provider, has called for a pause on Universal Credit. Garry Lemon, the Trussell Trust’s Head of Media and External Affairs, writes that if the problems aren’t fixed before  further roll-out, then food banks won’t be able to catch everyone who falls. (more…)

Parliamentary Committee Tells Government – Reconsider Benefit Sanctions

February 28, 2017

The recent Public Accounts Select Committee report into the impact of benefit sanctions has confirmed what many working on the front line against poverty have long known. Here Liam Purcell from End Hunger UK partner organisation Church Action on Poverty explains why the government must rethink sanctions.

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