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Liz backs campaign to end the need for foodbanks

[04/03/2020 | No comment]

Foodbank use has increased massively across the UK in recent years – with some Leicester-based foodbanks reporting a 30% increase in demand since the introduction of Universal Credit. 

The Making Ends Meet report, published by my Labour colleague Alison McGovern MP, sets out a credible plan to end the need for foodbanks. Some of the practical and affordable measures in the report which would make a real difference, are:

  1. Removing the two-child limit in Universal Credit
  2. Reducing the waiting time for Universal Credit

That is why we are calling on the Chancellor to take action in the upcoming budget. You can read a letter to the Chancellor that I signed along with other MPs, and also find out more about the campaign, here. You can also read the full Making Ends Meet report here and find out more about what I am doing to end the need for foodbanks here.

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