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The second reading of Emma Lewell Buck MP's household food insecurity measurement bill has been postponed to October due to time constraints.
Objections have been raised in both Houses of Parliament to the Government's plan to introduce a net earnings threshold of £7400 for eligibility for Free School Meals under Universal Credit, triggering renewed calls to extend provision to include all children in poverty.
The second reading of Emma Lewell Buck MP's household food insecurity measurement bill has been postponed due to time constraints.
Simon Shaw reflects on progress addressing food poverty in the capital and the lessons that can be shared more widely. Our collaborative work in London provides further evidence that committed individuals and organisations can make a real difference to the lives of local people by working together.
Calls grow for Government measure of ‘hidden hunger’ as YouGov survey commissioned by End Hunger UK members, including Sustain, reveals shocking figures that help shed a light on the extent of hidden hunger in the UK.
The campaign asks MPs to support the bill during it's reading on 29 November, when it will be put forward by Emma Lewell-Buck MP.
The All-Pary Parliamentary Group on Hunger has published its report on hunger amongst children during the school holidays.
A group of over 30 organisations, including national charities, businesses and academics, are calling on the UK administrations to commit to eliminating ‘Holiday Hunger’, where children from poorer families struggle to eat a nutritious diet during school holidays.
Sustain was part of a group of organisations and experts responding to the Sky News story on ‘Holiday Hunger’. The group is calling on all UK administrations to commit to eliminating this across the UK.
A new report from London Food Link, part of the charity Sustain  tracks progress made by boroughs on addressing food poverty in the capital. The report presents findings of responses to London Food Link's survey against 9 measures; 28 out of 33 responded to this survey.
Beyond the Food Bank 2016 is the second edition of London’s comprehensive food poverty profile. The report looks at what local authorities are doing to reduce food poverty across a range of measures.
University of Oxford researchers have published an analysis of historic Trussell Trust data and official JSA sanctions data.
A new report finds that children have a good understanding of the importance of healthy diets, and are very sensitive to the household tensions that can arise when money for food is short.
New data from the UN released today shows that an estimated 8.4 million people in the UK struggle to get enough to eat. Approximately 4.5% of people went without food for a whole day within the last year because they did not have enough money to eat.
The forthcoming Nutrition4Growth Summit held during the Rio 2016 Olympics represents a major opportunity for the UK to commit to a new vision for food that delivers access to healthy, affordable and sustainable diets for all.
The UK currently does not measure household food insecurity, defined as insufficient or insecure access to food due to resource constraint. The absence of regular, accurate data keeps the magnitude of the problem hidden, allowing for government inaction. A new report from Sustain and partners published today argues that the UK would benefit from using a standard measure of household food insecurity, which could be used to monitor the problem as part of existing social and health surveys.
A gathering of campaigners and academics at City University in January agreed on the need for a standard, quantitative measure of food insecurity in the UK.
New report from the Fabian Commission on Food and Poverty calls for immediate action from government, regulators and local authorities to create a fairer food system that works better for people on low incomes.
Beyond the Food Bank is London’s first comprehensive food poverty profile. The new report from Sustain’s London Food Link looks at what local authorities are doing to help the most vulnerable access good food.
Today's budget announcement could plunge worrying numbers of Britons into food poverty. While millions of workers will benefit from a much needed pay raise, the tax credit changes threaten the economic security of working families, who rely on tax credits to top up their wages.
Six months after the release of Feeding Britain, more than a third of its recommendations have been implemented. However, much more work remains to be done to address benefit delays, improve wages and strengthen the safety net. The core group of MPs involved in Feeding Britain call on individuals, agencies and organisations from the voluntary, public and private sectors to continue to push for change.
New data shows an alarming increase in food poverty and food bank use in the UK, with proposed benefits cuts threatening to plunge 40,000 more children below the poverty line. Join the Sustainable Food Cities call for urgent action on benefits cuts, sanctions and low wages by signing the food poverty declaration.
Labour has promised Scotland’s 167 food banks £5000 each should it win in May’s election. More than 117,000 food bank parcels were given out by Scotland’s food banks in 2014, compared to just 5,700 in 2011. Sustain has compiled all political parties stance on food poverty - find out how Labour’s response to food poverty compares. The Sustainable Food Cities network calls for strategies that address the root causes of food poverty. Sign the Sustainable Food Cities food poverty declaration.
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