Hello everyone. My name is Amalie, I am a member of the debate team at Manchester College .I would like to welcome you all to the Oxford Schools Regional Debate Competition.

As you all know, this year’s theme is UK challenges, therefore I will be giving a speech about poverty in the UK.

I will start by account for the increasing poverty in the UK, because did you all know it has increased with over 1 million since 2014 and a fifth of the population live in poverty? .

The UK’s largest food bank are really witnissing the increasing poverty, because they went from distributing 26000 parcels a year to now over 1,33 million. It has created a wider network of food banks across the country, because more people are facing food poverty .