If you’re one of those people who tends to let the facts get in the way of your opinion, you’ll find this interesting.

This is how much we actually spend on Housing Benefit, Incapacity Benefit and Jobseekers Allowance – as a percentage of the UK government’s total spend.

Mouse over the pie chart for data…

(Source: DWP Annual Report, IFS)

Digital producer, agile practitioner, scrum master. Pursuing sustainable democracy and social change.


  1. Steve McAdam   •  

    What is the actual %age figure for housing benefits, and what’s the total GBP?

  2. Matt Chocqueel-Mangan   •     Author

    Mouse over the pie chart for figures / data. Have updated the post to clarify – thanks Steve.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>