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Rise In Universal Credit Claimants In Yorkshire and Humber

Rise In Universal Credit Claimants In Yorkshire and Humber

Published by Karen Liu at 6:01am 23rd February 2020.

More than 256,000 people in Yorkshire and the Humber are claiming Universal Credit.

That is according to the latest figures from the Department for Work and Pensions, which shows it is up 2.4% from January.

In the East Riding, there are 9933 claimants and in Scarborough Borough, there are 4943 claimants.

Minister for Welfare Delivery Will Quince said:

"No two people are the same, which is why Universal Credit support is tailored to you - already it's helped thousands of people across Yorkshire and Humber as they've moved into full-time work.

Universal Credit can pay up to 85% of your childcare costs, help with housing bills, and provides a monthly allowance to top up your wages. And from April the amount you can get on Universal Credit is going up.

To learn more about what help is available through Universal Credit visit www.understandinguniversalcredit.gov.uk."

Universal Credit, which is available in every jobcentre across the UK, simplifies the benefit system and replaces six previous benefits with a single monthly payment.

Alison France, JCP Employer and Partnerships, Yorkshire and Humber said:

"Every day Universal Credit is giving more and more people in Yorkshire and Humber the tools to transform their lives through work.

The system is helping people move into work faster and stay there for longer and the service is constantly adapting and improving. It also provides valuable support for families and those most in need."

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