Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Little benefit for working single mothers

The Telegraph has the following to say on the benefits system in the UK.

Labour's tax and benefits system makes it more lucrative for single mothers to stay on state handouts than return to work, according to research from the world's chief economic and social authority.

In a major blow to Gordon Brown's reputation, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development indicated that Britain has the Western world's biggest benefits trap.

So basically you are better off on benefits rather than working. What incentive is this to anyone to get out and work?

George Osborne the shadow Chancellor had the following to say.

"Ten years ago Gordon Brown came into office promising to make work pay. Here is the proof that, a decade on, his whole approach has failed and we need a new alternative."

Little benefit for working single mothers

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