Benefits Britain: Life on the Dole

Benefits Britain: Life on the Dole

Series 2 - Episode 5



Documentary following the inhabitants of the seaside village of Jaywick in Essex, where more than half of the residents are on state welfare. Tony Taylor claims £51.40 a week and does odd jobs in exchange for food, enabling his benefits money to go a bit further, while Claire has moved from east London's Canning Town in search of a better life with her fiance Luke, their young baby and her two older children, who live with a host of pets in a two-bedroom house.

Cast & Crew

Executive Producer Jacqui Wilson
Executive Producer Bob Jefford
Series Producer Jules Seymour