So one is to take it that the above example is on full HB then and also full CT benefit?
Down here in the south I can give you the rough figures: Gas - On a meter so depends anywhere between £10 - £15 thats for cooking and heating as well Electricity - £10 per week Food - £30 Transport - Freedom pass, paid for by the local authority, in effective the council tax payers of the borough. Water £4 per week TV Licence - In my view not appropriate, a luxury. As with all things its about living within your means Rick. I'm normally an advocate of yours. admire your writtings on a lot of of things, but the benefit cap is something I am passionate on and believe it is long over due. Life on benefits shouldnt be comfortable, it should sustain the claimant but not provide them any luxury such as Sky TV, Alcohol, smoking etc.