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A survey of the GB benefit system

Andrew Hood and Agnes Norris Keiller
Briefing note

This paper describes all the main benefits in the GB system, giving details of rates and allowances, as well as numbers and types of claimants and levels of expenditure.

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Briefing note
This briefing provides an overview of the evolution of the British benefits system over the last half-century, describing both long-run trends and more recent changes.