Britain’s ‘mediocre’ welfare system in need of urgent reform

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A new Index on the effectiveness of different welfare states by the International Longevity Centre, has warned that ‘endemic squalor’ in Britain means the UK must learn from better performing European countries if it to successfully tackle poverty and social exclusion.

Despite having the 5th largest economy in the world, the UK is ranked just 15th among 23 European countries on the ILC-UK’s Poverty and Social Exclusion Index and 14th on the ILC-UK’s Housing Quality Index, mainly due to high levels of housing cost overburden among the young and the working age population.

Worryingly, the UK has one of the highest rates of housing cost overburden, with 18-24 year olds bearing the largest burden compared to other age groups.

Source: Britain’s ‘mediocre’ welfare system in need of urgent reform

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4 thoughts on “Britain’s ‘mediocre’ welfare system in need of urgent reform

  1. Neilth

    It’s the same the whole world over,
    It’s the poor wot gets the blame,
    It’s the rich gets all the pleasure,
    Ain’t it all a (crying) shame

  2. Dez

    I guess we are the 5th largest economy because we treat the poor, out-of-work,homeless and disabled like ####. Yes prime minister May you are still
    the nasty party…..lets see if you live up to your new statement and delivering the
    Brexit as per the nations wishes.

  3. mrmarcpc

    The tories like to use that 5th, now 6th, largest economy in the world when it suits them, when hospitals or something else that’s important to the people, they change their minds and say sorry, we haven’t got the money but for something pointless like Trident or a war, suddenly there’s an endless supply of cash! regardless of who was going to be in charge of the tories, they’re still going to be nasty and cruel to the poor and sick, and Angela Eagle as her rival, god help us all!

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