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Rolling Out Universal Credit

19th June 2018

A report by the Trussell Trust (click here) suggested foodbank use had increased by 30% in the six months after Universal Credit full service rolled out in an area, compared with 12% in non-Universal Credit areas. In three of the four areas we visited for which we have data, the use of foodbanks increased more rapidly once full service had rolled out.  Hastings foodbank saw an increase of 80% following the rollout of full service in the area.

There were also increases prior to full service being rolled out, which aligns with the Trussell Trust’s analysis of a general increase nationwide.

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