The Great British Benefits Handout

The Great British Benefits Handout

Series 2 - Episode 1



Six unemployed families and individuals are given a cash lump sum of £26,000 - and in return they must sign off from the benefits system to see if they can use the money to secure long-term prosperity. The opening episode introduces Romford grandmother Lorraine, who is keen to set up a market stall but feels out of her depth when it comes to balancing the books. Southend single parent Donna also has plans to go into business, while for cancer survivor Kim and her partner Adam, just returning to normality is enough. Can they make the most of their cash injection?

Cast & Crew

Executive Producer Edwina Silver
Executive Producer Anoushka Roberts
Executive Producer Angela Norris
Series Producer Martha Constable