Ruth Porter appears on BBC Radio Wales
Ms Porter argued that you cannot place all blame on the welfare state although the system is responsible for enabling Philpott’s lifestyle. Various organisations have purported to represent people living in poverty but focus almost exclusively on government subsidies rather than underlying issues. Welfare spending makes up approximately 25% of government expenditure. With nearly half of unretired UK households in receipt of benefits, underlying issues such as education and living costs must be addressed.
Listen to the full programe here. Segment begins at 1:24.17.