DISABLED people across North Yorkshire can be more than £300 a month worse off under universal credit, Citizens Advice reveals.

Citizens Advice Mid North Yorkshire, which has offices in Richmond and Northallerton, has helped 1,708 people with universal credit since it was rolled out.

Of these, 642 were disabled or had a long-term health conditions.

A report published by national Citizens Advice revealed a significant drop in financial support for some disabled people.

This includes losses that can be more than £300 a month for working disabled people. Carol Shreeve, chief executive of the region’s Citizens Advice, said: “The government must fix universal credit and increase the financial support disabled people can receive under the new benefit.”