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: Guardian Data)

Matt Chocqueel-Mangan

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  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.

  3. Nick Simmons   •  

    Great to know where the money is not going. Can we get more analysis on the 96% please? I’m sure it is out there, but I applaud anything that will present the electorate with ALL the facts rather than the soundbites the politicos choose to fight about. For example, another version of this chart might look at immigration and the costs / benefits so that once and for all the likes of UKIP can be muzzled and the debate focused on real rather than perceived issues (however inconvenient / unpalatable that may be).

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