Cassie McTaggart with her five-month-old daughter, Anaiyah [Image: Derby Telegraph].

This is utterly shameful. The Tories are endangering children in their eagerness to grab all the cash and resources in the UK.

A single mum-of-four was forced to live on on toast for a month so she could afford to feed her kids after her benefits were abruptly slashed.

Cassie McTaggart stopped receiving Healthy Start vouchers – intended for the poorest benefit claimants to buy milk, baby formula, fruit and vegetables – without warning in September this year.

As a result, Cassie sacrificed her own food and lived on a single loaf of bread a week for a whole month to ensure she could provide for her six-month-old daughter and three young boys, aged five, seven and eight.

Her vouchers were reinstated the following month, but the 31-year-old fears she will have to go through a similar experience when she switches to controversial Universal Credit.

Source: Single mum-of-four living on toast so she can afford to feed her children after benefit slashed

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