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Benefit and tax credit expenditure growth from 1951 to 2015

Real terms growth in benefit and tax credit expenditure during each Parliament from 1951 to 2015.

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This analysis provides a comparison of real growth in total benefit and tax credit expenditure during each Parliament from 1951 to 2015. Expenditure has been converted to 2014/15 prices to take into account the effect of inflation.

Published 3 February 2015