Amber Rudd admits food bank use increase is due to Universal Credit

Lamiat Sabin - 11 February 2019

FOODBANK use has increased due to the universal credit roll-out, Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd admitted today.

She said it was “absolutely clear” there had been issues with the roll-out and said people being unable to access money “led to an increase in foodbank use.”

Labour MP Sharon Hodgson had asked about the impact of the roll-out during Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) questions in the Commons... See more