Food insecurity in the UK is not due to a physical lack of food, but rather for many it is due to a lack of financial resources.
“It is time to call on our decision-makers to make policy decisions that tackle poverty in the UK and ensure our human rights are upheld.”
The government has announced that it will start measuring household food insecurity as part of its annual Family Resources Survey starting in April 2019 as it looks to address the growing use of food banks.
The work and pensions secretary has conceded that the government’s flagship welfare reform contributed to the nationwide rise in emergency food aid use.
Being poor often means you’re discriminated against and leads to unequal access to health and education compared to wealthier groups.
Over 8m people in the UK go hungry and farming is buckling. A rights-based approach to food could tackle this.
Philip Alston, the UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, has said that the UK government could end poverty if it wanted to.
The UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights is examining the impact of austerity on poverty and rights in the UK. This should be a wake up call says Imogen Richard-Bishop.
The decline of services like Meals on Wheels means more than just a lack of food.
Figures released today as part of the Scottish Health Survey show that nearly one in ten people in Scotland suffer from food insecurity. This rises to nearly one in five … Continued