Select Committee on Social Security Minutes of Evidence


ANNEX C

Tables showing total spending by category of benefit since 1949-50 and charts showing percentages of different categories of benefit paid to different client groups since 1979-80

CATEGORY SPLIT (REAL TERMS 1998-99 PRICES)  £ MILLION
1949-501954-55 1959-601964-65 1969-701974-75 1979-801984-85 1989-901994-95 1999-002001-02
Contributory7,5388,272 12,42316,44122,138 28,32932,63937,428 38,02044,37045,652 46,548
Income-related benefits1,558 2,0832,1422,605 4,4365,5618,050 19,31319,29733,789 32,09732,322
Other non-contributory benefits3,224 3,6243,7363,868 5,3914,67810,722 11,89211,54516,370 21,02422,034
Total12,320 13,97918,301 22,91431,966 38,56851,410 68,63368,862 94,53098,773 100,903

CATEGORY SPLIT (% OF TOTAL)
1949-501954-55 1959-601964-65 1969-701974-75 1979-801984-85 1989-901994-95 1999-002001-02
Contributory61.2%59.2% 67.9%71.8%69.3% 73.5%63.5%54.5% 55.2%46.9%46.2% 46.1%
Income-related benefits12.6% 14.9%11.7%11.4% 13.9%14.4%15.7% 28.1%28.0%35.7% 32.5%32.0%
Other non-contributory benefits26.2% 25.9%20.4%16.9% 16.9%12.1%20.9% 17.3%16.8%17.3% 21.3%21.8%
Total100% 100%100%100% 100%100% 100%100%100% 100%100% 100%


 
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