52% of all UK households now get more in benefits than they pay in taxes, 37.9% of non-retired households get more in benefits than they pay in taxes. The percentage rate for Oldham is far higher but authorities will not share the figures. There are now 41.9% more non-retired households receiving more in benefits than they pay in taxes than in 1980 that’s 7,300,000 households. Just to clarify this is not because of unemployment benefit payments but in the main because of family tax credits levels which currently pays £5 billion a year to foreign nationals alone. Is it any wonder the NHS is on it’s knees & Council budgets have been cut when so many in real terms contribute no income tax, national insurance or council tax.