In denial: Charities line up to link food bank use with benefits regime

Benefit tales

Ministers have been told they are “in denial” after a series of charities told a committee that harsh changes benefits regime is driving food bank use.

Written submissions from bodies such as Oxfam and Barnardos to a Scottish Parliament committee, whose report on food banks is published today, emphasise DWP’s culpability. But heartless employment minister Esther McVey still claimed three weeks ago that there is “no robust evidence linking food bank usage to welfare reform”.

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