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UK’s lockdown will push a million more into unemployment, poverty by Christmas – 10% of workforce

UK’s lockdown will push a million more into unemployment, poverty by Christmas – 10% of workforce

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Soaring unemployment is expected to push more than a million more Britons into poverty by Christmas and is already driving up homelessness, charities are warning. Around 200,000 children are among those facing a new life below the pre-coronavirus poverty line unless ministers reform benefits, according to analysis by the Institute for Public Policy Research thinktank published on Wednesday. almost 10% of the workforce – by the end of 2020 It has examined a Bank of England economic scenario that predicted that as a result of the lockdown measures unemployment could rise by 2 million to 3.3 million people – almost 10% of the workforce – by the end of 2020.
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