Benefits System

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Benefits System

1. See: Social Security.

2. A predominately British term for welfare programs.
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Will those who "govern" us see the benefit system is falling apart?
Will those who 'govern' us see that the benefit system is falling apart and do something about it?
Many households in Liverpool have yet to be switched from the old benefit system to the new Universal Credit, and those still receiving benefits under the old system will see no change after the House of Lords threw out proposals announced in last year's Budget to cut Working Tax Credits.
Universal Credit simplifies the benefit system and is designed to make work pay.
Everyone, including Prime Minister David Cameron, knows that the reason is the over-generous UK benefit system that provides these people with a lifestyle they could never aspire to in their own countries.
The old benefit system too often rewarded the decision to turn down work and for too many, the decision to move into work left them worse off," he said.
And, in the end, unable to look after themselves because the benefit system has physically and mentally rotted them.
So does he agree with me that as part of long term economic plan we make sure that the benefit system is there for people in need, it isn't a lifestyle choice and people don't get trapped in it.
It said: "Many people in Britain have lost faith in the benefit system.
A significant number of changes to the benefit system have now been implemented and it is important that, now more than ever, we and our partners in the town are proactive in addressing the issue.
During a visit to Derby, Mr Osbourne was asked if the Philpotts were a product of Britain's benefit system, he replied, "It's right we ask questions as a government, a society and as taxpayers, why we are subsidising lifestyles like these.
Almost everyone agrees the benefit system has been grossly abused.