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supergreysmoke

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Who is the UK's £100bn benefits bill spent on?

Reading between the lines of this article - no mention of anything directly but like the Nazis in economic hard-times a clear discrimination agains the rising cost of mental ill-health (this despite a static population and costs) the cost to the tax-payer goes down with a twenty year loss in life expectancy - no mention of that though...
 
SomersetScorpio

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"The government recently changed the way it assessed people's health and, as a result, had expected to be making fewer payments.
It was very wrong. The numbers on these benefits have continued to grow. Spending has risen - dramatically in the case of disability benefits."


I wonder why that is?
Could it be that the whole 'scrounger' rhetoric and the cruel assessments are making some people's stress levels and therefore health worse?!
 
supergreysmoke

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Demographics in part. The boomer generation are ageing. Numbers will go down in a few years as the 'pill co-hort' comes onstream. But never let a few facts get in the way of saving a few bob on the backs of the downtrodden by Her Majesties Government?
 
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