Discussion in 'Bulletin Board' started by Xerxes, Jun 30, 2017.
Sorry I was replying to tbe other chap. My little one was jumping on me.at the time.
The article in question is from 2013.
It needs a bit of a furtger disection before blame and the usual mud slinging starts.
From memory the bill for Dwp the year 2012 which i would assume the article used as its base point was around the £160m mark.
Now that includes all state payouts excluding tax credits which i beleive are issued by Hmrc.
The questions that need to be answered in reference to that article are
1 does the figure of 36b include tax credits. If it is inclusive of this then all of a sudden it becomes a sizeable number. Close to 25% of that spend.
If it does include tax credits then its it suddenly a smaller number.
2 how is the spend broken down on a socio demogrpahic scale. This being which areas get the money who are the claimants and what do they claim for.
For example the pension budget ia about 1/3 of the welfare bill so based on that article youd assume that theres 12 billion spent pa on pensioners in London.
Is this actually the case?
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