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Benefits spending: Five charts on the UK's £100bn bill

Benefits spending: Five charts on the UK's £100bn bill
Friday 22
10:12 2019

Image copyright Getty Images Paying benefits to people of working age is a big part of what the government does. In fact, it spends more on these benefits than it does on education or national defence and policing. They account for roughly £1 in every £8 the government spends, or about £100bn a year. This is on top of the £120bn that is spent on benefits for pensioners. A look at the size of the bill and who gets these benefits reveals big changes over time. Most people will receive benefits There are about 1.8 million households of working age ...

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Summary: A look at how much the UK government spends on benefits reveals big changes over time.

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