£36bn.

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  1. Jimmy cricket

    Jimmy cricket Well-Known Member

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    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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