1 in 8 people in Nottinghamshire now on Universal Credit

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More than one in eight people across Nottinghamshire are now on Universal Credit, according to latest figures.

Data from the Department of Work and Pensions a total of 94,904 people across the county claimed benefits in the month of October.

This was up from 93,119 in September.

Compared to March - the first month of national lockdown - these figures have risen substantially.

In March, a total of 50,422 were claiming benefits and the rise in subsequent months equates to an 88% increase in claimants.

These figures mean a total of 13% of the Nottinghamshire population is now claiming Universal Credit.

Here is the area breakdown:

(Area // Jan

 link source - Nottingham Post

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