The grim reality of the welfare systemPosted on July 7, 2010
From my (now former) colleagues at the TaxPayers’ Alliance comes a new video about the many problems with the welfare system:
I don’t know about you, but for me the most shocking statistic in there was that those who choose to work instead of living on benefits effectively only get to keep 26p per hour of the minimum wage. We have a system that could hardly do more to discourage work – a system that crushes aspiration - and that is a disgrace. The TPA’s proposals to fix that are online here (PDF).
The other thing to note is that the video looks great – thanks to the TPA’s in-house video-whizz Andy Whitehurst. It’s not very expensive to produce these kind of good-looking virals now, and we should see more think tanks and campaign groups doing the same sooner rather than later.