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1,000 People Close PUP Claim In The Midlands This Week

That coincides with a €50 reduction in the top tier of the payment.

Just over a thousand people have stopped claiming the Pandemic Unemployment Payment in the midlands this week.

That represents a 21% drop on last week and coincides with a €50 reduction in the top tier of the payment to €300.

Nationally, just under 115,000 people are still claiming the income support.

The majority of people who closed their payment in the last week returned to work in the hospitality sector.

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