Dramatic rise in Doncaster’s dole claimants

MP Rosie Winterton

MP Rosie Winterton

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Doncaster has witnessed a dramatic increase in the number of people signing on - despite national figures falling.

The borough saw a seven per cent rise in the number of people claiming jobseeker’s allowance between December and January this year. The 584 increase in claimants to 8,641 was the biggest month-on-month increase since December 2012.

Doncaster Central Labour MP Rosie Winterton claims that Government policies are not helping people to find work.


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