||<p>The latest data shows that the UK spends 3.8 per cent of GDP on expenditure classified
by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) as “family benefits”.
This is more than any other country in the OECD.</p><p> </p><p>“Family benefits” include
cash benefits, such as personal tax credits, Child Benefit; maternity benefits and
child Disability Living Allowance; and benefits in kind covering child care and social
services. They do not include other benefits that might be available to the claimant,
such as Personal Independence Payment or Housing Benefit.</p>