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Destitution is being used as a policy tool by Conservatives

Post by echidna on Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:07 pm


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Post by Absolut on Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:52 am

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/30/food-bank-dominic-raab-coventry-foodbank

The two main reasons for referral to Trussell Trust food banks across the UK in the last year were issues with a benefit payment (43% of referrals are due to a benefit delay or change) and low income (26% of referrals are because people in work or on benefits do not have enough money coming in to meet essential costs when something unexpected hits).
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Post by Caker on Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:25 am

My understanding, from the media, is that public sector workers such as police officers and nurses are using food banks. Ms May provided a very glib answer about the need to contain NHS spending, when a nurse raised salary issues (not having had a pay rise since 2009) on a TV debate recently. Can't remember the source, it was a Q&A session.
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Post by Absolut on Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:02 am

Yes, I recall it was a nurse. I recently read a report in the Independent (I think) about teachers becoming homeless because their pay hasn't kept up with high rents.
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NHS workers to May: 'Don't tell us we're getting a pay rise'

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Post by echidna on Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:20 pm

Theresa May prompts anger after telling nurse who hasn't had pay rise for eight years: 'There's no magic money tree'
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/theresa-may-nurse-magic-money-tree-bbcqt-question-time-pay-rise-eight-years-election-latest-a7770576.html

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Theresa May Refuses To Accept Government Responsible For Nurses Using Food Banks

Post by Mary_FV on Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:53 pm

Theresa May has been condemned for refusing to accept the government’s public sector pay freeze could be responsible for reports that nurses are having to use food banks.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/theresa-may-refuses-to-accept-government-responsible-for-nurses-using-food-banks_uk_5905bfd2e4b02655f83e217d
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Theresa May Refuses To Accept Government Responsible For Nurses Using Food Banks

Post by Mary_FV on Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:54 pm

Theresa May has been condemned for refusing to accept the government’s public sector pay freeze could be responsible for reports that nurses are having to use food banks.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/theresa-may-refuses-to-accept-government-responsible-for-nurses-using-food-banks_uk_5905bfd2e4b02655f83e217d
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Post by Mary_FV on Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:55 pm

Absolut wrote:Yes, I recall it was a nurse. I recently read a report in the Independent (I think) about teachers becoming homeless because their pay hasn't kept up with high rents.

Homeless teachers: ‘I wouldn’t talk about it, I was so ashamed

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/may/23/homeless-teachers-ashamed-housing-crisis-professionals
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Post by Absolut on Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:35 am

Ah thanks Mary. Turns out it was the Guardian lol
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Post by Caker on Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:29 pm

Thanks E, that is exactly the one I saw.
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