“You have to wait eight weeks to get payments, so people are fucked.”
We've compiled an exhaustive list of what you can do if the pandemic has left you in a tough situation, money-wise.
I signed up for the scheme as a self-employed freelancer, and the nightmare began.
According to The Trussell Trust, this is the fifth year in a row that food bank usage has risen, and the biggest annual increase in five years.
“I can't adequately describe how soul-destroying it is just to fall and fall and know that there is no chance that you're going to get out of it.”
Elsewhere, Tory MPs were outraged that someone grabbed the mace in Parliament while their Universal Credit system has left people rifling through bins for food.
On Monday, the new work minister dismissed a UN report that outlined austerity-driven poverty in the UK as "too political".
The Queens Road Baptist Church food bank in Coventry hands out up to 1,800 emergency food supplies in the weeks before Christmas.
The Tory government’s attempt to simplify the benefits system is actually pretty complicated.
Ashton-Under-Lyne is pioneering the government's benefit reforms, but the claimants it deals with are anything but happy.
"They're coming for us next."
There's only one night shelter in the entire city and charities are being stretched to their limits.