The number of Universal Credit claimants in Newham has risen by 2.6 percent, according to the latest figures from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
Coronavirus: Number of Universal Credit claimants rises by 2.6% in Newham
The latest Universal Credit figures have been released by the DWP. Picture: Chris Young PA Wire/PA Images
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There were 48,434 people receiving the benefit as of September 10, up 1,287 from the August 13 figure of 47,147.
This jump is greater than the 811 new claimants that were recorded between July and August.
The 2.6 pc increase seen in Newham did fall below the London average of 3pc, but above the 2.2 pc average recorded across the country.
DWP senior partnership manager Steve Hanshaw says the department is working hard behind the scenes to create avenues for people to get back into work:…
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