A million more working families live in poverty than households where everyone is on the dole (Daily Mail)

Research by the CPS shows that spiralling welfare costs undermine the Government’s aim to make work pay.

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“The amount of money spent by the Government on welfare soared by 7.7 per cent last year. Despite the Coalition’s efforts to crack down on the huge bill, it has risen by far more than the 1.8 per cent rise in average pay for those in work.

The Centre for Policy Studies think tank said the spiralling welfare costs do not fit in with the Government’s stated objective of making work pay.

The number of people who are working part-time but looking for full-time employment is now 1.4 million, up by 500,000 since 2009.

The number of working families who get working tax credits from the state to top up wages is up by 50 per cent since 2003, to 3.3 million.

Millions of people are moving in and out of work every year, with the jobs market more insecure than ever.”

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Date Added: Monday 26th November 2012