They are interested to hear from local VCSE organisations with information, case studies, or evidence on the following areas:
- Deductions from Universal Credit: They have arranged to work with Select Committee members in both the House of Lords and House of Commons to develop proposals for eliminating the five-week wait for Universal Credit and reducing still further the rate of deductions. In particular, they would be interested in evidence, case studies, or information on historic tax credit debts/overpayments being deducted from Universal Credit.
- Free School Meals and Healthy Start: They have arranged to meet Government officials to discuss the eligibility thresholds and strategies for maximising registration rates in respect of both free school meals and Healthy Start. Any evidence, case studies, or information that you wish to share on these issues would be incredibly helpful to those discussions.
- Yellow Card policy: During their next briefing to officials at the Department for Work and Pensions, they will raise the need to roll out more quickly the Yellow Card policy in place of immediate benefit sanctions. Again any evidence, case studies, or information would be appreciated
You can submit your evidence to Rose Bray, Project Manager, Feeding Britain
Details of Rose’s role can be found here.
Rose can be contacted at email@example.com