IT Professional who can’t afford to change a light bulb…

So, if you didn’t believe our post about a third of people being only £5 away from financial difficulties, follow this. 50 yr old single man. £77 a week Universal Credit. By the time he pays his Council Tax component (water etc) Gas & Electricity he has £20 a week for food, soap powder, soap,… Continue reading IT Professional who can’t afford to change a light bulb…

Alba Party Call for £40 Child Payment and Free School Meals for all in New Year

Alba have made the call as 1 in 4 children will start 2023 living in poverty. Alba Party have called for the Scottish Child Payment to be increased to £40 and for free school meals for all primary and secondary school children this year. Their call comes as Scotland enters another new year in which… Continue reading Alba Party Call for £40 Child Payment and Free School Meals for all in New Year

Food insecurity – a benefit of Brexit and the UK

A former head of MI5 has identified food supply as a ‘matter of national security’ in an article for the Financial Times. Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller was head of MI5 from 2002-7, right at the heart of government and strategic planning. Her retirement plan was to become a sheep farmer in Wales: from there she has… Continue reading Food insecurity – a benefit of Brexit and the UK