In an earlier discussion, many pointing out that the benefits system benefits the employer.
Benefits that you get whether you work or not – child benefit, housing benefit – and are either fixed or dependent upon income do not benefit the employer. Because they’re not reliant upon you being in work or not.
Benefits dependent upon your being in work could benefit the employer. Say, working tax credits from Gordon Brown. They’re based upon the EITC in the US and the usual thought is that about 30% benefits the employer – they can pay lower wages as a result – and the other 70% benefits the employee.