Coronavirus: London’s commuter towns see sharp rise in benefit claims

Image caption In June there were almost 37,000 people in Guildford on Universal Credit – a rise of 148% since March London’s commuter towns have seen the highest rate of people moving onto Universal Credit since the coronavirus lockdown began, BBC research has found. Guildford, Stevenage and Hemel Hempstead have had disproportionate rises in people […]