From BBC News.
Amber Rudd says the increased use of food banks is partly down to problems in rolling out universal credit.
The work and pensions secretary said she was “absolutely clear there were challenges with the initial roll-out” of the benefit and that the difficulty in accessing money was “one of the causes” of the rise.
But she said the government had made changes to help tackle food insecurity.
Food bank operator Trussell Trust said it was a “promising” acknowledgement.
Universal credit has been plagued with problems since its inception in 2010.
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