© 2020 – 2021 AEA3 WEB
Image default
News

One in six new universal credit claimants forced to skip meals

Claimants report struggling to pay bills or put any money aside amid coronavirus crisis

  • Coronavirus – latest updates
  • See all our coronavirus coverage

Many people claiming universal credit for the first time during the pandemic were unable to put aside enough cash to save £10 a month, eat healthily or regularly, or pay bills because the benefit payment was inadequate to meet basic living costs, a study has found.

A survey of the experiences of thousands of people who signed on after losing their job under lockdown concludes that even with the temporary £20 a week Covid-19 uplift many struggled to bridge the gap between benefits and living costs without borrowing from family, running up credit card debt, or using food banks.

Continue reading…

Related posts

UK and US close to deal on cutting tariffs, says White House trade chief

AEA3

Brexit: No 10 startled by EU insistence that UK accept trade terms

AEA3

Games prove Christmas hit as UK spends holiday in lockdown

AEA3

Your ads here. Click here