The hidden welfare budget we don’t debate

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Reposted from The Guardian on line

On the eve of the “emergency” budget, it’s interesting to note that  vast sums are handed out in corporate welfare and official silence is skewing the debate, so the public don’t know where billions of their own taxes are going. You can be sure as eggs is eggs that Boy George will make no mention of this at all.

The chancellor, George Osborne
George Osborne will chop into the social security budget, with measures that will raise about £900m – the same sum as the state gives every year to managers who buy shares in their startup under the Enterprise Management Incentive. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

In 2013, just days before laying out his autumn statement, George Osborne told the BBC: “The cost of welfare is one of the things that makes the public finances unsustainable…

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