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Coronavirus: Universal credit claims almost double in NI

Image copyright Getty Images The number of people claiming universal credit in Northern Ireland has almost doubled in two months. On 1 March, 70,000 people were claiming the payment, but by 26 April, that figure had risen to 126,000. When non-essential businesses closed in mid-March, applications rose ten-fold, said NI’s Department for Communities. Millions of people across the UK have… Read more →