News – UK – Almost half a million households are destitute as the number doubles due to Covid

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The number of “destitute” UK households more than doubled in 2020 as the economy struggled during this coronavirus pandemic Research by the National Institute for Economic and Social Research

By the end of 2020 there were around 220000 UK households were in dire poverty as a result of the health crisis, living on less than £ 100 (EUR 116) a week – £ 70 (EUR 81) for single adults

That’s more than double the 197400 before Covid hit, according to NIESR, and the total came to nearly half a million (421500)

The new study is said to be included in a Channel 4 Dispatches investigation entitled “British £ 400 Billion Covid Bill: Who’s Paying?” to be released this evening, Monday 22 It will air February at 8 p.m. UK time

Researchers found that in the northwest, the number of households living in poverty rose from 0 to 7 percent to 45 percent in 2020, and NIESR predicts that the number of households with the worst poverty in the northwest will reach 56 percent in 2021 – eight times worse than before the lockdown began

Professor Jagjit Chadha, NIESR Director, told The Guardian that “lockdowns appear to be increasing poverty levels across the country”

“Families who cannot work, who work in the industries hardest hit by Covid – such as the hotel and restaurant trade, gastronomy, industries that need social proximity and make up around a tenth of all employees in this country – will continue to suffer for some time ”

The research and shipping exhibit comes as Chancellor Rishi Sunak seeks to extend the additional £ 20 universal credit

In the Northwest, the number of households living in poverty rose from 07% to 45% in 2020, according to estimates by NIESR NIESR predicts that the number of households in need in the Northwest will reach 56% in 2021 – 8 times worse than before the start of the blocking 3 / BildTwittercom / XOxbF19wsp

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