Fact check on benefits - just 2.3% of the social security bill goes on unemployment

Wed, 09/10/2013 - 12:23 -- nick

Website Full Fact looks into the reality behind the headlines, and has turned its attention to benefits.

Government ministers often talk of the benefits bill and unemployment in conjoined sentences to try to plant the idea that welfare is primarily spent on worklessness.

George Osborne's infamous 'cockney accent' speech to the workers of Morrison's is a good example.


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