This submission was made in December 2018 to the Work and Pensions Committee enquiry into the welfare safety net.

The submission explores why some households fall into poverty and deprivation, what factors best explain the reported increases in indicators of deprivation like homelessness, rough sleeping and increased food bank use, if Jobcentre Plus procedures and benefit delays play a role and whether the welfare safety net is preventing people from falling into deprivation.

Submission: Safety net enquirY

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