By Nick

21st February 2019

Usually, the areas that have the highest use rate of the benefits system are areas of the UK that have low paying wages or a large concentration of people living within. Places like Birmingham or Liverpool.

Recently a map was unveiled, showing all the benefit hotspots throughout the country.

Take a look at the top 13 areas of the UK that claim the most benefits:

13. Middlesborough.

New research has found that Middlesborough was ranked as the lowest in business and community categories.

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There are high levels of benefits claimants in the town and the life expectancy is lower than a lot of other places in the country.

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Sir Stuart Bell, Middlebrough’s Labour MP, said: “From 1979 to 1981 Teesside lost 20,000 jobs in the chemical, steel and shipbuilding [industries].

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Click next to see if your area makes the list!

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