Peckham food bank says government must increase Universal Credit payments

A Peckham food bank has called for the government to increase people’s weekly Universal Credit allowance, saying people are struggling to afford the essentials.  Southwark Foodbank and charity Pecan estimate the core essentials cost a single person at least £120 per week – but the basic rate of Universal Credit is £85 per week.  That … Continue reading Peckham food bank says government must increase Universal Credit payments