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The rise of food charity across Europe – international panel event

On the 14th November SPERI will welcome leading food charity researchers from Finland, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain and the UK to the University of Sheffield. An international panel event, organised by SPERI Research Fellow Hannah Lambie-Mumford, author of the new book Hungry Britain: the rise of food charity, will discuss the rise of charitable food initiatives across Europe and what it tells us about … Continue reading

5 October 2017 by
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Hungry Britain: the rise of food charity | New book by Hannah Lambie-Mumford

A new book by SPERI Research Fellow Hannah Lambie-Mumford is published today by Policy Press. Hungry Britain: the rise of food charity draws on empirical research with the UK’s two largest charitable food organisations and explores the prolific rise of food charity over the last 15 years and its implications for overcoming food insecurity. As the welfare state withdraws, leaving … Continue reading

5 July 2017 by
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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
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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
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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
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Two successful grant bids

Two valuable projects linked to SPERI’s core research programmes have been awarded large grants. The first project, entitled ‘Beyond Trafficking and Slavery: Towards Decent Work for All’, has been awarded to Dr Genevieve LeBaron as part of the ESRC Global Challenges Research Fund Networks. Through the grant, LeBaron and her collaborators will bring together global stakeholders to map the knowledge … Continue reading

13 December 2016 by
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‘Heating or Eating’ and the impact of austerity – New SPERI Brief

SPERI’s latest British Political Economy Brief reveals the difficulty of low income households in the UK to afford sufficient food and fuel. The combination of growing food bank use, welfare cuts and rising energy bills has led to a high-profile political debate about food and fuel poverty in the UK, and the impact of austerity on low income households.  Attention … Continue reading

17 February 2016 by
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Report of Speri-BSA event on ‘food, poverty and policy’ published today

Following the success of the event on ‘Food, poverty and policy: evidence base and knowledge gaps’, jointly hosted by Speri and the British Sociological Association’s Food Study Group, today SPERI publishes a report from the day.   The report outlines the key outcomes of the event which took place on 30th June. The event was held to showcase cutting-edge findings on … Continue reading

18 September 2015 by
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Food, poverty and policy: evidence base and knowledge gaps workshop

On the 30th June SPERI, in conjunction with the British Sociological Association’s Food Study Group, hosted a workshop on ‘food, poverty and policy: evidence base and knowledge gaps’. The day, which was fully booked, saw researchers from across the UK present cutting edge findings on a range of issues relating to food and poverty including emergency food provision, food insecurity … Continue reading

2 July 2015 by
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New SPERI Paper: Inequality Redux

We are delighted to publish as a SPERI Paper the series of blogs by SPERI staff and students, which ran from February to April 2015, all devoted to the theme of inequality. The posts were intended to paint into place a different backdrop to the issues that were being debated in the British General Election campaign which ran as the … Continue reading

18 June 2015 by
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Hannah Lambie-Mumford appointed as expert member to the Food Standards Agency’s Social Science Research Committee

The Food Standards Agency today announced the appointment of Hannah Lambie-Mumford as an expert member on the Food Standards Agency’s Social Science Research Committee. Members of SSRC are appointed by open competition. Hannah Lambie-Mumford is a Faculty Research Fellow, based at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI). Her research focuses on food poverty, the rise of emergency food provision and the right to food. … Continue reading

3 June 2015 by
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