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Volunteers succeed in battle for lunch money - Thursday 17 August 2006

The Department for Work and Pensions has been pressured into a U-turn over the issue of lunch expenses for volunteers claiming benefits.

There was an outcry from the sector when the DWP published A Guide to Volunteering While on Benefits, which stated that lunches should not be included in expenses because income support and jobseeker's allowance "cover the cost of basic needs".

Read the full article here: http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/Channels/Fundraising/Article/610606/bVolunteers-succeed-battle-lunch-money/

Read the DWP press release here: http://www.gnn.gov.uk/Content/Detail.asp?ReleaseID=219557&NewsAreaID=2