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Amber Rudd Admits Universal Credit Increased Foodbank Use

Amber Rudd has admitted for the first time that the rollout of Universal Credit could have forced more people to rely on foodbanks. The work and pensions secretary told MPs on Monday that rising foodbank use in the UK could have been caused by the government’s flagship welfare scheme, which sees six key benefits rolled into one. “It is absolutely clear that there were challenges with the initial rollout of Universal Credit and the main issue which led to an increase in foodbank use could have been the fact people...

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Published By: huffingtonpost - Monday, 11 February