Did you know that 25% of all government spending is devoted to social security and housing benefits? That's £186 billion a year. Today the Centre for Policy Studies pubishes a report calling for the benefits system to be simplified as a vital precursor to controlling the amount spent.
The report says that DWP benefits manuals total nearly 9,000 pages, while HMRC has a 260 page manual covering tax credits.
I hope that Theresa May will be reading and digesting this report over the summer.