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Given the circumstances a 1% increase is very generous.
They should have been frozen at the present level for at least 10 years.
Worth remembering most people in the world live on a dollar a day (60p)
Charity begins at home, so how about the charities redirecting the money that goes to 'advisers' foreign war lords and arms supplies, back home.
thank you Nara,
sorry but this is insanity. £625 million cost. Billions on benefits. The only reason they are coming is economic. Now is the time to shut the doors. no more AS accepted for at least 20 years. All those here Zero benefits. and 2 months to leave. no appeals all outstanding cases closed.
All persons granted asylum over the last 30 years, who comit a crime, to be deported on completion of sentence, with no exceptions.
anyone not born in the UK to have to pay NI for ten years before receiving any benefits.
Time to act before, the country is totally destroyed.
I know the people who earn a fat living out of the AS industry wont like this, but its time someone spoke for the poor silent majority.
hi cris which actuall countries are recovering?
so if I spend £100,000 on building a house this generates of £300.000
.Just how does this come about? indulge me (I am aware of the multiplier effect)
Is this the 1920/30's Russia that transformed itself from a very poor third world country to a modern industrial nation in record time
you can't make an omlet without breaking eggs.
We now face armagedon, so we need to make adjustments, before its too late. Giving people false hope dosn't help.
The investment bankers bankrupted the Banks, because they were not controlled by governments. The Capitalists Governments bankrupted their countries by spending money they didn't realy have.
Two related but different issues. When you spend £20.00 for every £15.00 you earn you create a major problem.
To balance the books now needs spending to be cut to £13.00 or £14.00 for every £15.00 earned.
The 1930's keynsian solution of throwing money at the problem wont work this time round. No more public spending.
The iron rule of financial sanity has never changed, in the short or long term NEVER SPEND MORE THAN YOU EARN.
why not join the real world.
there is an acute shortage of social housing, it does not seem at all unreasonable to say to people who are underusing this expensive resource, paid for in many cases by others, to move to a more suitable property.
If you are lucky enough to be allocated a home, you ought to accept your responsibility to others and move to a smaller property when your needs change.
This is social housing provided to the needy. It should be reviewed every three years, with people moving to smaller larger properties or moving out.
NO ONE has a right to social housing it is gift from what was a rich country, as peoples and countries circumstances change, so must the provisions.
The tenants must be flexible as to where in the UK they live and what sort of property. this bedroom tax is just one way of making re think their ideas to the modern world and come to terms with the fact that succesive governments have bankrupted the UK with their spending.
The Benefits industry has to wound down. otherwise like Greece it will be no benefits and pensions cut by 25%.
Hold on to your hats for a bumpy ride!
It is not a question of income but how its spent.
Did that soldier give his wife enough of his excellent salary to live on?
was he spending £ 10 a day of fags or £30 a round down the pub?
How did the people at the food bank spend their income. booze, fags and over eating. the breakfast clubs are because parents dont know how to manage their income, or know soft touches will cover it so they have more money for fags and booze or drugs.
Yes i've lived on benefits and slept rough.
Take a look and see whats happpening in southern europe and you will see whats coming here.
Help people get a grip of their lives and face reality, which ever party is in power it will get agreat deal worse, the spendthrift days are over and are NEVER coming back.
it would be better spent on making sure benefit receipients know the benefits gravey train is coming to an end. the country can no longer spend £20 for every £15 it takes in taxes, just to keep benefit people in the style of living they can not afford.
the new level is far too high at a equivalent level of £35.000 a year pre tax income.
the aim should be to set it at 85% of the basic wage for each adult and a small sum in child allowance for the first child only.
the difference between working and benefits should always be such that 100% of people would ALWAYS choose work.
how true Chris. With a housing Co-operative it would go to reduce rents, or/and reduce debts or and held in reserve.
Also with a housing Co-op if a mortgage was taken out to acquire the properties on transfer, once after 20 or 30 years it is paid off only maintenance and management costs have to be met. So rents would probably drop 80% on the members collectively owned houses.