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Skint Britain: New TV series follows Universal Credit in Hartlepool

Lucy Moody

Journalist

Will you be watching the new three-part TV series tonight that is showing how Universal Credit has affected the lives of people living in Hartlepool?

The town was one of the first areas in the country to see the roll-out of the new benefits system, which combines six benefits into one.

Channel 4 spent a year in Hartlepool following the lives of several people including a woman battling cancer who can't afford the high protein diet her doctor prescribes, and a partially-blind man who's struggling with the Universal Credit online system.