10 Facts About Benefits Britain

1)      A TUC survey showed that people think around 41% of benefits go to the unemployed, the real figure is 2.6%.

2)      42% of the Welfare Bill goes to pensioners, 21% goes to people in low paid work.

3)      Nearly 80% of JSA claimants stop claiming within 6 months.

4)      77% of people claiming unemployment benefits have one or two children.

5)      A TUC survey found that people think around 27% of welfare is lost to fraud – the real figure is only 0.7%, around £1.2 billion.

6)      £1.3 billion of benefits that people are entitled to goes unclaimed every year.

7)      Immigrants are 60% less likely to claim benefits than a British-born person.

8)      64% of families receive benefits – that’s 20.3 million families.

9)      The UK spends 12% less on benefits per head than France does, and 19% less compared to Germany.

10)  93% of new Housing Benefit claimants in 2010 and 2011 came from working people, as UK housing costs are the 3rd highest in Europe.

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