Jaywick The Most Deprived Town In The UK In The Week The Government Launches Its New Welfare System


A giant soft toy panda is discarded in front of dilapidated... News PhotoBeach,Business,Coastline,Corporate Business,England,Finance,Horizontal,House,Run-Down,Town,Toy,UKPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesJAYWICK, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 03: A giant soft toy panda is discarded in front of dilapidated properties in the seaside town of East Jaywick, the most deprived place in England, on April 3, 2013 in Jaywick, England. The Government's 2011 Indices of Multiple Deprivation' measure ranks Jaywick as the most deprived of all 32,482 small wards in England and Wales. The area also has the greatest number of young people not in employment, education or training; one third of 16 to 24 year-olds claim Jobseeker's Allowance, compared to the national average of 6 per cent. Changes to the benefits and tax system which came into force on April 1, 2013 have included a cut in housing benefit payments for working-age social housing tenants whose property is deemed larger than they need and council tax support payments now being administered locally. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)