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Scrapping Universal Credit uplift and energy bill increases will push more people into poverty, say charities

With the end of the government's Universal Credit uplift, there are fears more people could be forced to reach out to food banks leading up to Christmas.

And an increase in energy prices from next month could also mean more people than ever will find themselves in fuel poverty.

Join our special guest to discuss the current situation on tonight's live-streamed episode of The Lowdown.

Tonight our host Oliver Kemp is joined by Alexander Roarke, who runs the Thanet Iceberg Project.

The charity supports people who are struggling financially across the area, and also runs a food kitchen where many are able to eat for free.

The Lowdown is a daily show live-streamed Monday to Thursday at 6.00pm - here on KentOnline, Facebook and Twitter, and KMTV.

Do you have a topic you want us to cover on a future episode? Send an email to okemp@thekmgroup.co.uk

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