Slough's MP Tan Dhesi joined borough councillors in a protest outside the town's Job Centre - highlighting the plight of people on Universal Credit.

It was part of the Unite union's National Day of Action on Thursday.

Kevin Barry from Slough and Districts Trade Council, which also took part in the protest at the Job Centre, said: "The purpose of this action is to highlight the plight of those on Universal Credit - especially at this time of the year.

"Universal Credit is causing thousands of children to go hungry this summer. Parents say that they find it hard to make ends meet during the school holidays. Many have even been put into debt, forced to rely on food banks or the help of friends and family because of this disgraceful system.

"Unite is calling for a stop to Universal Credit and for it to be replaced with a social security system that is fair and treats people in a humane way."

He said the loss of free school meals during the holidays could add £30 to £40 a week to parents' outgoings, leading families with children to make up more than half of those visiting food banks.