Coronavirus: DWP calls for thousands more staff to handle Universal Credit stress

THE DEPARTMENT for Work and Pensions is looking for 2,000 new staff to handle the stress on the benefits system.

It comes after a surge in applications for Universal Credit and other benefit applications as thousands have lost their jobs. 

The coronavirus pandemic has caused havoc for self-employed workers and benefit claimants.

Self-isolation and government enforced closures have led to people struggling with finances.

Policy editor for BBC Newsnight Lewis Goodall confirmed the government body is looking for a massive increase of staff.

He also said that the...
source: Express

2020-03-26 04:08
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