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Myths and Realities 9:
Who benefits from welfare benefits?

The current government has published its Welfare Reform Bill, which promised a radical overhaul of the benefit system. Is there as much fraud as claimed or do many people fail to take-up state support they are entitled to?

Chaired by David Brindle, Public Services Editor of the Guardian; with Prof. Jane Millar, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research) at the University of Bath; Prof. Stephen McKay, Professor of Social Research, Institute of Applied Social Studies, University of Birmingham; and Alison Gamham, Chief Executive of the Child Poverty Action Group.

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