What about when you are on the welfare to work programme and they make you work for 40 hours per week?
it's unclear if the demand was there before hand and that some people will be using the service just because it's there.
well before when you lost your benefits it was for one week and you could claim hardship and other loans/payments
Now the sanction is for 4 weeks and you get nothing
Do you think this may create demand or not Mr Minister/Moderator?
It is obvious that giving folk no money will make them unable to buy food and to claim charity creates demand is madness.. Would he like to argue that Macmillian nurses cause cancer, shelter causes homlessness, liberty causes the erosion of rights, amnesty international creates political prisoners?
It defies belief someone could argue this even a tory
PS this is an excellent PR statement
We welcome the contribution voluntary organisations and food banks play in supporting local communities, beyond the safety net provided by government.
“That is why Jobcentre Plus – for the first time – is now referring people to their services. Our welfare reforms will improve the lives of some of the poorest families in our communities, with the universal credit simplifying the complex myriad of benefits and making three million households better off.”
So there you go we need to use foodbanks and we are making it better for folk ...amazing you can earn a living saying things you dont believe to be true