Number Of People Receiving Pandemic Unemployment Payment Halved Since May 5th

The number of people claiming the payment peaked in May

286,900 people will be paid tomorrow, that's down 26,900 on last week.

Almost 20,000 people closed their claims in the last seven days, with 8,800 claimants being paid for the last time tomorrow.

There's been increased attention on the Covid Payment since it emerged more than a hundred people have had it stopped by the government for travelling abroad.

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