Three-quarters of new Housing Benefit claimants have jobs
Over 800,000 new Housing Benefit claims have been made since 2008 with 75 per cent of new claimants in work. The government says it’s making work pay yet falling real wages and soaring housing costs are pushing more working people into poverty. At the same time the cost of housing benefit continues to increase at a dramatic rate, quadrupling in real terms over the last thirty years.
This graphic was produced by For Facts’ Sake – a collaboration between the TUC and Ripped Off Britons.