£24m bill for coughs and stress

Adrian Holliday

Giddiness can be expensive for UK taxpayers. Last year £24.2m was paid out to those on incapacity and unemployment benefit to treat anyone feeling dizzy or giddy. 'Malaise and fatigue' didn't come cheap either, costing taxpayers' £44m. And almost £140m went to 29,000 claimants struggling with the bottle.