Cost-of-Living Bulletin: Supplementary Monthly Monitoring Report October 2022
Tuesday 11 October 2022 2.08pm
The October 2022 Monthly Monitoring Report has just been published. The monthly monitoring report is a supplementary report to the quarterly Cost-of-Living Bulletin and provides the latest data from the limited number of datasets that are updated on a monthly basis. The key points from this edition of the Monitor are:
- The number of people claiming the Universal Credit (UC) doubled between March 2020 and May 2020. Since then the claimant numbers remained at a high level.
- The number of people claiming Pension Credit (UC) in Herefordshire has fallen significantly and fairly consistently since May 2018.
- Apart from the bump in early 2021, numbers of people claiming unemployment-related benefits have decreased gradually and fairly consistently from the peaks seen in May and August 2020. However, numbers remain elevated when compared to the pre-pandemic level. Generally, those wards with the highest numbers of claimants before the pandemic still have the highest numbers now.