Food stamps not cash for UK poor

Adrian Holliday
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From April it's vouchers, not cash, for thousands of low-income people. The switch to food vouchers from cash for those needing financial support is supported by 150 local authorities.

This change means booze or cigarettes can't be bought, or the chance to fritter cash away at the bookies. Some poverty campaigners claim the move leaves some "high and dry".%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%