Welfare state has ballooned to over 12 times its original size, figures reveal as Chancellor prepares benefits freeze

Posted on Saturday, December 1, 2012 by van nes

The cost of the Welfare State has risen 12-fold in real terms since its introduction, figures reveal today – as George Osborne prepares to unveil a benefits freeze.

Figures released by the Department for Work and Pensions to mark the 70th anniversary of William Beveridge’s landmark report on welfare, show the cost of the modern system dwarfs that of his original vision.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2241203/Welfare-state-ballooned-12-times-original-size-figures-reveal-Chancellor-prepares-benefits-freeze.html

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