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3 Graphs That Show How The Government Is Taking Support From Young People

10/11/2015 10:59 GMT | Updated 10/11/2015 11:59 GMT
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LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 09: Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne speaks to journalists ahead of the spending review at Imperial College White City on November 9, 2015 in London, England. The Chancellor provisionally announced cuts of up to 30% over the next four years for four government sectors including the treasury. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)

Young people will be hurt the most by George Osborne's cuts to public spending, a report published on Tuesday claims.

A study by the Resolution Foundation concluded that by 2019-20 state spending on old age and health is set to be more than twice that allocated to education and economic development.

The think-tank also says there is a growing generational gap in welfare provision since the financial crisis of 2008. The report finds average spending per-head is set to fall by 12 per cent for children and 9 per cent among working-age adults.

But by contrast, per-head spending on pensioners will rise by around 19 per cent over the same period.

Matt Whittaker, chief economist at the Resolution Foundation, said: "The focus on spending cuts as the driver of deficit reduction, combined with protections for areas such as health and pensioner benefits, has created a big shift in state support towards older people – and away from children and young adults."

The findings are shown in these three graphs.

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