Trussell Trust

Benefit levels are now driving the increase in foodbank use:

New evidence from the Trussell Trust says that in full Universal Credit (UC) rollout areas there is an average increase of 52% in the twelve months after rollout.

Unlike Employment and Support Allowance, there is no severe disability premium (SDP) paid within UC.

SDP is worth £62 a week (or £124 per week if a couple are both entitled). Read more