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SNP MSP calls on big six to back energy credit foodbank scheme

'People should not be left without food, heating and electricity because of cruel Tory policies', says Christina McKelvie

Tories ‘turning a blind eye’ to rising foodbank use, says SNP

Department for Work and Pensions admit it does not collect data on the numbers of foodbank users.

Foodbanks warn of ‘busiest Christmas ever’ as charity issues urgent appeal

Demand for emergency food parcels is expected to spike over the festive period and continue into the New Year and beyond.

Public urged to donate to food banks over Christmas

Demand for food parcels expected to rise by up to 53% in December 2016.




Tory welfare cuts ‘£3bn deeper than expected’

New figures reveal the freeze on working age benefits will erode household incomes much more deeply than originally forecast.

Corbyn urged to win votes by pledging £10bn more on care for disabled elderly

Fabian Society research identifies shortfall in funding for 1.2 million older people.

Terminally ill to be given priority over benefit underpayments, says McVey

Work and Pensions Secretary vowed to prioritise "any individuals whom we know from our systems to be terminally ill".

Austerity will have cast an extra 1.5m children into poverty by 2021

Lone-parents, disabled children and ethnic minorities will be among worst-hit, says EHRC.

Childcare voucher changes delayed after Commons debate

Government agrees to keep system open for six more months after pressure from Labour.

Reverse universal credit cuts, Iain Duncan Smith tells chancellor

Thinktank says 340,000 people could be taken out of poverty if Philip Hammond takes action.