A TUC report out on Friday suggests that "widespread ignorance" is to blame for negative public perceptions of the UK welfare system.

It also accuses the government of "deliberately misleading people" into thinking benefits are more generous and costlier to the state than they actually are.

So, are they right?

How much do you know about the UK welfare system..?


How much do you know about welfare?

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    Question 1 of 11

    How much did the government spend on welfare and pensions last year?

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    Question 2 of 11

    How much can a person claim in statutory paternity/maternity pay per week?

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    Question 3 of 11

    How much does a single person under the age of 25 receive per week on job seekers' allowance?

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    Question 4 of 11

    How much does a single person over the age of 25 receive per week on job seekers' allowance?

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    Question 5 of 11

    How much is statutory sick pay per week?

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    Question 6 of 11

    What is the highest basic amount available for a state pension per week?

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    Question 7 of 11

    By how much each week does the highest state pension go up when someone turns 80?

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    Question 8 of 11

    The retirement age for women currently stands at 60. What will it be in 2020?

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    Question 9 of 11

    What is the basic rate for severe disablement allowance (someone who is over 80% disabled) per week?

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    Question 10 of 11

    How much will someone claiming basic long-term incapacity benefit receive per week?

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    Question 11 of 11

    What is the youngest age at which someone can claim job seekers' allowance?

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