Benefit delays are one of the main reasons why people in Britain go hungry in the UK, a report has found.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Food Poverty looked at a range of factors, and says other problems include high utility bills and low incomes, also affect those seeking to feed themselves and their families.
Key among welfare issues were:
- delays and errors in the processing and payment of benefits;
- the heavy-handed issuing of benefit sanctions by Jobcentre Plus. Read more about Benefit delays cause hunger, say MPs, but fail to find culprits