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20 May 2013

Welfare benefits in London

London's benefits bill has soared to more than the British defence budget, a new report warned today.

The study by the Centre for Social Justice highlighted that £36 billion went on working-age welfare payments in 2011/12 in the capital, compared with defence spending of £33.8 billion.

The benefits bill in Croydon alone was £1.7 billion, followed by Newham and Enfield, both £1.6 billion, and Barnet and Ealing on £1.5 billion, according to the analysis.

Barking and Dagenham had the highest welfare spend per head of just under £6,000 a year, followed by Newham with £5,256 and Enfield on £5,161 — with the lowest being Kensington and Chelsea at £2,695, apart from the City of London.

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