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Labour under attack for '£340bn benefits bill'

Publié par Clifford Armion le 27/08/2009

Andrew Grice

"More than £340bn has been paid in state benefits to the jobless since Labour came to power in 1997, the Tories will disclose today.

"Theresa May, the shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, will accuse Labour of failing to tackle Britain's "dependency culture" despite repeated pledges to reform the welfare system. She will publish a Tory analysis showing more than £106bn has been paid in housing benefit to people out of work since 1997, £92bn in incapacity benefit, £90bn in income support, £36bn in jobseeker's allowance and £20bn in council tax benefit.(...)

"She will cite communities in Britain where more than half of working age adults are unemployed and say that almost one in five children in the UK grow up in households dependent on jobless benefits."

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"Labour under attack for '£340bn benefits bill'", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), août 2009. Consulté le 21/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/labour-under-attack-for-340bn-benefits-bill-