How have the April cuts affected foodbanks?

Charlotte Rettie unpicks the data and discovers that the welfare reforms have already spawned 20 new foodbanks.

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Tory councillor sparks Twitter fury after denouncing foodbanks

Conservative councillor Chris Steward claimed earlier this month that foodbanks “merely enable those who can’t budget” and allowed people to “spend more money on alcohol and cigarettes”. Steward told the York press “There is certainly no need for foodbanks; no-one in the UK is starving and I think they insult the one billion in the world that go to bed hungry every day.”

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