Benefits System

Benefits System

1. See: Social Security.

2. A predominately British term for welfare programs.
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Our vital reforms are fixing the welfare system and today s figures show fraud and error in the benefits system has fallen to a record low.
I AGREE with reader John M that the benefits system stinks and that feckless women and other people are paid large amounts of money to breed children and are then "feather-bedded" by the benefits system.
WORK and pensions secretary Ian Duncan Smith said welfare reforms required a 'huge cultural change' ' within Government and for those trapped in a benefits system.
ABROKEN benefits system is causing people to turn to food banks, an aspiring Conservative politician has said.
Iain Duncan Smith has devastated the benefits system since coming to power and, in recent days, has stated his intention to look very closely at OAP benefits with a view to reducing or removing many, if not all, of them.
The Government said the level of fraud and error in the benefits system was lower than three years ago, with falls in areas such as JOBSEEKERs' allowance and income support.
Eastern European migrants are being offered expert help to illegally drain the UK benefits system, according to the Daily Mail.
Changes in the benefits system mean millions of pounds may be lost from the local economy.
THE "unsustainable" benefits system makes people workshy, former Labour minister Lord Hutton claimed yesterday.
As Chair of THEWORK and Pensions Select Committee she understands the benefits system.
Summary: A major shake-up of the benefits system is expected to begin today as part of a "fundamental cultural shift".
Last week seemed to really have hit a nerve with both sides of the argument over the benefits system.