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Human Rights Watch have released a new investigation which says tens of thousands of families in England have been left without enough food to eat, apparently because of welfare cuts.

The non-profit organisation says the UK is breaching international duties by ignoring families in hunger. It is blaming the introduction of Universal Credit, cuts to welfare spending and a falling standard of living.

Jubilee+, a charity that equips churches to engage more effectively with communities and to help them increase their capacity to serve the poor, told Premier it has seen evidence of the Human Rights Watch’s claims.

Head of communications and policy for Jubilee+, Natalie Williams, told Premier: “We are seeing people struggling on a day to day basis in ways that we haven’t in the past.

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source: Premier News
published: 20 May 2019

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