Fears benefit changes will 'widen' north-south divide

It's feared Yorkshire and Lincolnshire will be among the worst hit by changes to benefit payments.

Experts from Sheffield Hallam University say the government's changes to Housing Benefit, Disability Living Allowance and Child Benefit will 'widen' the north-south divide. People living in the north of England could lose a combined total of more than five billion pounds a year.

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