24. Apr, 2018

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"The figures show an overall increase of 13% on last year. But there was a much bigger increase in some areas of the country. In the areas where the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) Universal Credit has been in place for a year or more, the increase was a massive 52%. So in places that are subject to the DWP’s flagship benefit reform, the use of food banks is four times higher than in the rest of the country."

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