How much we save the government

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Support discussions' started by jools, Nov 16, 2004.

  1. jools

    jools Registered User

    Jun 29, 2004
    39
    Hi everyone,

    Here's a few facts and figures that I thought you might find interesting.

    1. Six million people in the UK care part time or full time for family or friends who are ill, frail or who have a disability. The care they provide is unpaid.

    2. Almost one million people care for over 50 hours a week.

    3. There are 51 000 young carers under 18 years of age in the UK.

    4. Carers save the nation an estimated £34 billion every year.

    5. There is a surplus of £24 billion in National Insurance Contributions sitting in the Treasury.

    6. Gordon Brown creamed £5 billion off occupational pensions to pay for our membership of the EU this year.

    7. In total, £40 billion has been creamed off pensions schemes by the government over the past 7 years.

    Time for the revolution?

    Jools
     

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