School opens its own foodbank over Universal Credit hunger fears

A school in Middlesbrough has revealed that is launching its own “pop-up foodbank”, over fears that the introduction of Universal Credit in the region will leave children hungry as parents are made to wait several weeks for an initial payment.

Universal Credit, which replaces six legacy benefits including tax credits and housing benefit with one single monthly payment, is being roll-out across Teeside despite criticism of the new system and growing evidence that it will leave millions of households in the UK worse off.

Read the full article on this link to Welfare Weekly