1.5 MILLION PEOPLE DESTITUTE UNDER THE UK TORIES

The UK Tory Government must wake up to their failed austerity agenda as a Joseph Rowntree Foundation report following a study conducted by Heriot-Watt University found over 1.5 million people in the UK experienced not just poverty but destitution last year. Commenting, Patricia Gibson MP said: “This Joseph Rowntree Report makes for grim reading. The UK Tory Government must wake up to the reality of their callous austerity agenda. “As this report highlights, we need to ensure nobody is left without the bare essentials. “To be destitute means going without the everyday basics. It’s losing the ability to keep a roof over your head, eat enough, or keep warm. It’s utterly shameful that 1.5 million people in the UK find themselves in this situation. “The UK government must act to change policies that are inflicting misery on so many people." For more information please visit www.jrf.org.uk ENDS

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