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The Shameless Six Million Britons On Benefits

by | 20th, July 2007

shameless.jpg HERE’S a story for Daily Mail readers to get their teeth into – six million Britons are reported to be living in households where nobody works.

The figures, which come from the National Audit Office, also reveal that these apparently workshy households are costing the great British taxpayer almost £13billion a year in benefits.

Almost three million UK households, home to 4.2 million working age adults and 1.7 children, are now classified as workless; in 80 per cent of these households, nobody is actively seeking work.

Sir John Bourn, head honcho of the NAO, says: “More has to be done to reach out to these households and to increase awareness of the support available and help people to prepare for and find work.”

Matthew Elliot of the Taxpayers’ Alliance isn’t holding back. Says he: “Hardworking taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay out billions of pounds to people who are too lazy to get off their couches to find a job. Many people thought that Shameless was a funny TV comedy. Unfortunately it was depiction of how millions of people live in Britain today.”

Much like that fly-on-the wall reality show The Royale Family…

Posted: 20th, July 2007 | In: Money Comments (10) | TrackBack | Permalink