The welfare trap

Somebody who is unemployed and living in a council flat gets their full rent paid (equivalent to one days work). They get their council tax paid (equivalent to one days work). They get JSA, free detist and free prescriptions (equivalent to two days work). So they are not daft enough to go out and work 5 days when they will only be about £10 a day better off. This amount will be less if they have children.

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