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Foodbank use reaches one million as UK parties spar over poverty

Foodbank use started increasing since 2005 and accelerated after the recession started in 2008. Benefit delays and changes were cited by 44 per cent as the reason for coming.


THE number of Britons receiving emergency food handouts has grown for a 10th year, according to a report that threatens to reignite the election debate over who is benefiting from the economic recovery.

More than one million people in the past 12 months used foodbanks...

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