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lack-of-money-on-health-food-poverty-concept-picture-id917269906?k=6&m=917269906&s=170667a&w=0&h=wq6SyvePnQcT-jfDSn34icttg5XC6z0zLZH7h7E8cQQ=&profile=RESIZE_400xPoll of poorest households also finds fewer than third of people think the Tories care about them More than a million of the UK’s poorest people are regularly struggling to pay for food and are in “severe financial trouble”, and most do not believe politicians care about helping them, a survey by the centre-right thinktank the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) has shown. More than a third of people in the poorest households with annual incomes below £16,999 have occasionally struggled to pay for food, while a fifth find it a regular problem. A third also worry about losing their jobs in the near future, as the Covid-19 pandemic triggers unemployment levels that are predicted to rise to 7.5% by early next year, up from 4% at the start of 2020.

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The Guardian

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