Universal Credit: Transitional Support

Part of Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons on 27th January 2020.

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Photo of Will Quince Will Quince The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

I do not want anyone to feel that they have no choice but to visit a food bank. What is really important for me is understanding the drivers of food bank use. I work very closely with the Trussell Trust and independent food bank providers. Representatives of the Trussell Trust, whom I regularly meet, tell me some of the issues involved, and we are looking at addressing them. Also important for me is understanding food insecurity, as it is the key to tackling the root causes of the problem. We have also put a question on the family resource survey, which launched in April.