More Than Half of Households Get More From Govt Than They Pay In

A shifting tax burden and a swelling state has seen dependency on government aid reach the highest level ever, with more than half of British households ‘putting in’ less than they get out, analysis of government figures has found.
Some 36 million people, or 54.2 per cent of individuals in the United Kingdom, lived in a household which received more government benefits than they paid in taxes in 2021, the highest proportion ever, standing a considerable 13-points higher now than the long-term trend average going back half a century.

These findings appear to underline the impact of the creeping state drawing more and …