Welfare comprises more than 25% of government spending

Ruth Porter appears on BBC Radio Wales

Ruth Porter appeared on BBC Radio Wales to discuss the welfare state and the Philpott case.

Ms Porter argued that you cannot place all blame on the welfare state although the system is responsible for enabling Philpott's lifestyle. Various organisations have purported to represent people living in poverty but focus almost exclusively on government subsidies rather than underlying issues. Welfare spending makes up approximately 25% of government expenditure. With nearly half of unretired UK households in receipt of benefits, underlying issues such as education and living costs must be addressed.

Listen to the full programe here. Segment begins at 1:24.17.

Invest in the IEA. We are the catalyst for changing consensus and influencing public debate.

Donate now

Thank you for
your support

Subscribe to
publications

Subscribe