New benefit scheme on way

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Corby Jobcentre is to be one of 150 around the country to begin taking Universal Credit claims for the first time from February.

Universal Credit merges six benefits into one in a bid to simplify the current system.

Claims will initially be open to single jobseekers. People will get one monthly payment rather than fortnightly ones, mirroring the way most people are paid in work.

A Jobcentre spokesman said: “Corby Jobcentre will give claimants tailored support they need.”