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Food Insecurity briefing
MP Briefing

MP Briefing: Tackling food insecurity due to insufficient benefit and wage levels

Despite inflation decreasing in recent months, Food Foundation data shows a substantial increase in food prices since 2022.

The National Living Wage and Universal Credit fail to cover the costs of the basic necessities needed to live with dignity, including food. This leaves many at very high risk of food insecurity.

This briefing explores how the cost of healthy and sustainable diets needs to be taken into account when setting benefits levels and the living wage in order to ensure that everyone has sufficient income to afford an adequate diet, as one step towards nourishing the nation.

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