Monday, May 20, 2013

Britain's benefits ghettos: Report reveals growing number of estates where HALF those of working age are dependent on handouts

Britain is rife with welfare ghettos where more than half the working age population is dependent on unemployment benefits, a think-tank claims.

As many as 6.8million people and 1.8million children have been trapped into long-term poverty, the Centre for Social Justice says in a report.

It would mean nearly one in five children are growing up in a workless household – the second highest in Europe after Macedonia where it is nearly one in four.