Year GDP-UK £ billion Population-UK million Welfare-total % GDP
2003 1139.44 59.799 5.74
2004 1202.37 60.145 6.14
2005 1254.29 60.493 6.20
2006 1328.6 60.843 6.11
2007 1405.8 61.194 5.91
2008 1433.87 61.548 6.26
2009 1393.85 61.904 7.05
2010 1458.45 62.262 7.54
2011 1509.6 62.649 7.46
2012 1559.5 63.067 7.38 est
2013 1631.3 63.488 7.14 est
2014 1717.1 63.912 6.68 est
2015 1813.5 64.338 6.39 est
The above is from.
This gives a comprehensive breakdown on UK government spending from as far back as 1890.
Feel free to play around with it and look how government welfare spending as a percentage of GDP has swelled to its current levels. This ends the lie of the welfare extremists who claim the exact opposite.
Welfare spending has almost doubled in the past ten years, (£59b in 2000 to £115b in 2012) something which cannot be sustained nor defended.
Read it and you’ll understand why we simply must cap the welfare budget and get people off their backsides and into work.
An uncomfortable truth for benefit lovers!
The UK spends almost twice as much on disability benefits than other nations.
The average among the 34 OECD members – all industrialised states – is 1.3 per cent
The OECD figures show that Britain spends 2.4 per cent of national output on thebenefit – more than France, Germany, Italy or Spain.
This is 6 times more than Japan!
The study found that the share of British GDP spent on disability soared by a third between 2005 and 2009. Elsewhere spending was almost flat in the same period.
Incredibly, we still have a vocal minority who can only be described as scrounging scumbags who complain about reforms to the sickness benefit system. Perhaps they might like to emigrate although the OECD report suggests they’d be hard-pressed to find a more generous country than the UK to sponge in!
That’s not the end of it either.
Sickness and disability made up 12 per cent of UK social spending. The average across the OECD is 9.2 per cent.
As Esther McVey rightly says
The UK continues to be a world leader in the rights for disabled people.
Listening to the vile extremists though you’d think the opposite was true!