17 Mar 2019

Charities ‘overwhelmed’ by food bank users amid Universal Credit rollout

Scotland Correspondent

Two MPs who have been travelling the country to find out the impact of austerity have made their final stop in Glasgow.

There – as at previous cities they have visited – Frank Field and Heidi Allen were told that Universal Credit is one of the major factors in the rising use of food-banks.

Charities also said they were now becoming overwhelmed by the numbers of people in need.