The number of adults in Britain who are receiving sickness benefits as they are too obese to work has doubled in three years, a Freedom of Information request has revealed.
The Mirror report:
More than 7,000 adults in Britain are being paid sickness benefits because they are too fat to work.
The taxpayers’ bill for their welfare payments came to more than £28million last year, shock figures reveal today.
The Department for Work and Pensions statistics show the total number of obesity claims has doubled in three years to 7,080.