Charities unite in call for more Universal Credit for young people

More than 40 organisations supporting young people have come together to call on the government to urgently review the amount of Universal Credit available for under-25s. he call follows the publication of figures yesterday by the Office for National Statistics showing an increase of more than 60 per cent in the number of young claimants of Universal Credit between March and April this year. There were 235,100 claimants between the ages of 18 and 24 in March, compared with 378,100 in April.

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