London’s £36bn benefits bill is bigger than the UK’s whole defence budget

London’s £36bn benefits bill is bigger than the UK’s whole defence budget:

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.

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