Select Committee on Social Security Report


ANNEX 9

Expenditure on Child Benefit from 1983-84 to 2001-02
Figures are for Great Britain in £ million
YearCash termsReal terms
(1997-98)
1983-843,9887,434
1984-854,2767,589
1985-864,4687,518
1986-874,5137,371
1987-884,5987,130
1988-894,5156,562
1989-904,5376,165
1990-914,5915,775
1991-925,1896,136
1992-935,6786,444
1993-946,0506,672
1994-956,1156,643
1995-966,3326,694
1996-976,6246,803
1997-987,0967,096
1998-997,3197,112
1999-008,2737,836
2000-018,4207,781
2001-028,6547,802
Notes:
Cash figures have been converted into Real Terms at 1997-98 prices using relevant GDP deflators, as the GDP adjusts for the rate of inflation for the financial year across the whole economy including retail goods and services and other industrial sectors, such as manufacturing and public sector goods and services. This illustrates how the growth in benefit expenditure compares to inflation throughout the economy.




 
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