This joint briefing by Sustain, the alliance for better food and farming; Coventry University's Centre for Agroecology, Water, and Resiliance; and Project 17 looks at household food insecurity for those who have the immigration condition of 'No Recourse to Public Funds'.
Food poverty is a growing concern in the UK. The link between welfare reform and food poverty is well understood, but there is little research around the relationship between immigration policy and food poverty.
As such, this briefing explores the ways in which the ‘no recourse to public funds’ condition causes food poverty within some migrant communities.
Our key recommendations are:
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Sustain advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, promote equity and enrich society and culture.