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Coronavirus: Number of renters in arrears doubles, says charity

Image copyright Getty Images The number of private tenants in England who have fallen behind on rent has doubled during the coronavirus pandemic, new research suggests. Polling for housing charity Shelter estimated 226,785 are now in arrears despite having been up to date in March, out of a total of 442,403. It said the figures showed the need for action… Read more →

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NI unemployment more than doubles in two months

Image copyright Liam McBurney/PA Unemployment in Northern Ireland has more than doubled in two months, official figures suggest. They show that claimant count unemployment increased from 29,700 in March to to 65,200 in May. Claimant count includes Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants and those people on Universal Credit who were claiming principally for the reason of being unemployed. The figures are from… Read more →