Tag Archives: food poverty

Universal Credit causing misery and hardship for families in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland households claiming the new all-in-one benefit, Universal Credit are being plunged into misery and hardship Westminster government must stop the roll out of Universal Credit before even more families are forced into poverty 23rd May: As part of … Continue reading

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Trussell Trust figures expose NI Executive’s failure to adopt Living Wage and protect those on benefits

Numbers dependent on emergency food aid in Northern Ireland surges by 43.1% Northern Ireland figures demonstrate failure to address poverty pay and growth of ‘just about managing’ households November 21st: Speaking in response to figures released by the Trussell Trust … Continue reading

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Trussell Trust statistics reflect NI Executive failure to promote Living Wage and protect those dependent on benefits

Numbers receiving on emergency food aid in Northern Ireland hits record high as demand surges by 47% Northern Ireland figures strongly linked to poverty pay and increasing proportions of working poor April 15th: Speaking in response to figures released by … Continue reading

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Food poverty: Unite and Mandate issue county-by-county figures on food poverty

One-in-ten suffer food poverty nationally, figures higher in some counties Union leaders call for immediate aid to organisations providing food assistance, followed by Emergency Relief Budget in 2014 December 15th: Trade unions Mandate and Unite today issued Hungry for Action, … Continue reading

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