Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Rachel Reeves response to tripling of Trussell Trust foodback use

Rachel Reeves MP, Labour’s Shadow DWP Secretary, responding to the tripling of Trussell Trust foodbank useage, said:

"This tripling of food bank usage over just one year is shocking and shaming. The Trussell Trust themselves point to David Cameron’s cruel and unfair bedroom tax as a major driver of this startling increase, as well as the wider cost of living crisis we are seeing with food prices and energy bills rising faster than wages month after month.
"This should be a wake-up call to the Tory-led government who are totally out of touch with the hardship their policies are creating. They should reverse the bedroom tax now, as Labour has promised to, using money raised by closing tax loopholes, take action on rising gas and electricity bills – and start standing up for ordinary families instead of putting a privileged few first."
1. Over 350,000 people received three days’ emergency food from Trussell Trust foodbanks between April and September 2013, triple the numbers helped in the same period last year.

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