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    A cross party group of MPs and peers has urged that politicians re-establish the benefits system to reduce the numbers of people in food poverty.

    A publication by the all-party parliamentary inquiry into hunger called for government-backed food banks that provide advice and a ‘yellow card’ system to warn benefit claimants of possible sanctions.

    The action plan of the report is to eradicate hunger in the United Kingdom. It argued for improved responsiveness of the welfare state through more convenient/appropriate benefit payments and improved information on financial support in a crisis.

    The report suggested that Feeding Britain, a public-funded organisation, should campaign for the ‘radical reshaping of food bank functions’. This is so they can build on models that offer debt advice and housing support. Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, supported the idea of a traffic light system to warn of benefit sanctions. Prior to the publication of the report, Clegg stated, ‘While, of course, it is necessary to have sanctions in the benefits system, I think we should introduce a sort of traffic light system so that the sanctions are not imposed quite as overnight as they sometimes are’.

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    December 09, 2014 by Shumila Begum Categories: Government And Reforms

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