Tory welfare cuts behind rise in food bank use

Stuart McMillan, SNP MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, has criticised the UK government for “driving families to food banks” after new figures reveal the number of food parcels has increased over the past year. The Trussell Trust’s annual foodbank statistics show that the number of food parcels distributed in Scotland surged by 17% in 2017-18 […]

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Inverclyde Suffers from UK Government Welfare Reforms

Inverclyde will be one of the worst affected local authorities in Scotland by the latest round of welfare reforms announced by the UK government after last year’s general election, a new report claims. Research conducted for the Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee by Sheffield Hallam University shows that by 2020-21 Scotland can expect to lose just over […]

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