Chris Grayling has slammed Labour for presiding over a culture of benefit dependency as new figures reveal 140,000 households in Britain receive more than £20,000 a year in benefits.
Information released to the Conservatives also shows that around 70,000 households receive benefits worth £25,000 or more a year, and 20,000 households receive over £30,000 of benefits a year.
The average gross wage in Britain is £25,100.
Chris Grayling, the Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, stressed the Government must get a grip on Britain's benefits culture:
“It's hardly surprising that so many people live a life on benefits when in some cases it is possible to be paid as much money as someone in work on a typical average income. Things really have to change.”
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