Britain spending more on benefits than Scandinavians

The Daily Mail features new IEA research

 

Britain pays out more on welfare than high spending social democratic nations in Scandinavia, according to a think-tank.

 

Nearly seven out of ten children now live in a home that receives at least one cash handout other than child benefit, says the hard-hitting study by the Institute of Economic Affairs.

 

And some 17 per cent of children – around 2.1 million – live in a home where no adult is working ‘easily the highest rate in Europe’.

 

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