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Writer and food poverty campaigner Jack Monroe gives evidence on rising cost of living 

4 March 2022

Writer and campaigner on food poverty Jack Monroe will be among those giving evidence to the Work and Pensions Committee as it continues its examination of how the rising cost of living is affecting people across the UK.


Wednesday 9 March, Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster

At at 9.15am

Panel 1

  • Jack Monroe, Writer and campaigner on food poverty
  • Morgan Vine, Head of Policy and Influencing, Independent Age
  • Peter Smith, Director of Policy and Advocacy, National Energy Action

Panel 2

  • James Heywood, Head of Welfare and Opportunity, Centre for Policy Studies
  • Julian Jessop, Independent Economist
  • Aveek Bhattacharya, Chief Economist, Social Market Foundation
  • Mike Brewer, Deputy Chief Executive, Resolution Foundation

The writer and journalist has recently been highlighting the impact of the rising cost of basic food items on people living in poverty. Jack has also been campaigning for the ONS to widen the number of items it uses to measure inflation and for supermarkets to introduce more basic range food lines.

The session will also feature representatives from Independent Age and National Energy Action, as well as a panel of economists and policy experts. In additional to examining ways to address the impact of inflation, it is also likely to explore the effectiveness of the benefits system and how best the Government can support people facing rising energy prices and housing costs.

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