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The Different Kinds of UK Benefits

Most discussions of benefits in the UK are based on a confused understanding of the current system. Very few benefits are for unemployment (0.7%) and most are forms of basic income (Pensions or Child Benefit) or are ways of compensating for income inequalities caused by the labour market or property ownership.


The publisher is the Centre for Welfare Reform.

Graphic on All Benefits © Simon Duffy 2017.

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