Bid to restore support for welfare

AOL Money Staff

An increase in out-of-work benefits for those who have paid most into the system could be paid for by curbing state help for jobless households struggling with mortgage payments, a think-tank said.

Demos proposed using the £270 million a year saving to introduce a more contributory principle - giving up to 226,000 people a £23-a-week boost in Jobseeker's Allowance and helping "restore public support" for the welfare system.%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%