Posts by Hannah Lambie-Mumford

Hannah Lambie-Mumford, Research Fellow at SPERI

UK household food insecurity: the importance of income

Hannah Lambie-Mumford

Stark new food insecurity statistics highlight how many young people and those on low incomes are struggling to get enough food to eat. Food security figures released last week by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) show that 13 per cent of UK adults are only marginally food secure and that 8 per cent have low or very low food security. … Continue reading

5 April 2017 by Hannah Lambie-Mumford
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Social policy: a vital partner in any inclusive growth strategy

Hannah Lambie-Mumford

Social policy needs to be seen as a partner in, not just one part of inclusive growth People are at the centre of the economy. This is of course an obvious statement in practical terms but, in the age of austerity and rising inequality and in-work poverty, it is clearer than ever that the current political economic model over looks … Continue reading

22 February 2017 by Hannah Lambie-Mumford
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Where next for discussions on household food insecurity in the UK?

Hannah Lambie-Mumford

Finding progressive policy responses that tackle food insecurity is essential for reducing in work poverty At this time of year, many of us are moved by the stories bought to the fore by festive charitable appeals.  Food banks are an increasingly prominent form of charitable giving and at the beginning of this month Fareshare and the Trussell Trust ran their … Continue reading

19 December 2016 by Hannah Lambie-Mumford
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Inequality Redux V

Hannah Lambie-Mumford

Equity, entitlements and the changing nature of welfare In an increasingly unequal world, we might console ourselves with the notion that certain principles which have traditionally underpinned our social policy will continue to drive progressive responses, despite the ever growing gap between the rich and the poor. This post explores how, despite their importance in mitigating against the worst effects … Continue reading

19 March 2015 by Hannah Lambie-Mumford
Categories: Inequality, SPERI Comment, Welfare

Reducing hunger in the UK

Hannah Lambie-Mumford

In an important month for food poverty action has been promised, but the policy problem is still unclear The last month has been a seminal one for bringing forward new evidence and generating possible policy responses concerning the problem of rising levels of hunger in the UK.  In November, some of the most powerful and high profile voices in anti-poverty … Continue reading

17 December 2014 by Hannah Lambie-Mumford
Categories: British growth crisis, Inequality, Politics and policy, Social science, SPERI Comment, Welfare Tags: ,

Food banks and welfare reform

Hannah Lambie-Mumford

A ‘right to food’ approach can help to determine ultimate responsibility for preventing hunger Last week the All Party Parliamentary Inquiry into hunger and food poverty was launched and today, the terms of reference will be finalised at a research summit in Portcullis House. The question of what is driving demand for food banks is likely to be prominent. The … Continue reading

9 April 2014 by Hannah Lambie-Mumford
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