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Autumn statement confusion

Well, no details of whether Benefits will go up in line with what the Government usually does as in the CPI, from the statement today.

Benefits and tax credits

1.139 The Government will ensure that the welfare system remains fair and affordable while protecting the most vulnerable in society. Recognising that the benefits system supports the poorest, most working age and disability benefits will be uprated in line with the CPI
in 2012-13, an increase of 5.2 per cent.

1.140 The child element of Child Tax Credit will also be uprated in line with CPI, and will rise by £135 per year in 2012-13. Given this higher than expected increase, and the £180 above inflation increase in this element in 2011-12, the £110 above inflation increase that was planned for 2012-13 will not go ahead.

1.141 Recognising the additional needs of disabled people, the disability elements of tax credits will be uprated by CPI. However, to support fiscal consolidation, the Government will not uprate the couple and lone parent elements of the Working Tax Credit in 2012-13.


So no news on what will or will not go up. :(
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  • benefis will go up with inflation,at the rate of 5.2%,,im glad the condems,never ffound a away,of changing this
  • colin13 wrote: »
    benefis will go up with inflation,at the rate of 5.2%,,im glad the condems,never ffound a away,of changing this

    Instead of suggesting that they tried and failed to find a way to not raise benefits in line with inflation why not give the Government credit for honouring arrangements which will cost taxpayers a huge amount of money and will be very unpopular with working people who are having to cope with inflation without rises in salary.

    Of course they could have changed it had they wished to. They are the government and make the laws
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    Even though I am a Pensioner I think this rise is too much when many working people (including my son working for minimum wage) are getting nothing. Soon there will not be enough taxes generated to pay the Benefits!

    However I agree with krisskross that at least the Government did what they said they were going to do.
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    krisskross wrote: »
    Instead of suggesting that they tried and failed to find a way to not raise benefits in line with inflation why not give the Government credit for honouring arrangements which will cost taxpayers a huge amount of money and will be very unpopular with working people who are having to cope with inflation without rises in salary.

    Of course they could have changed it had they wished to. They are the government and make the laws

    why on earth should the unemployed, the sick and disabled care what the workers think?after all the workers are the lucky ones they are well enough to work and fortnate to have a job,i dont buy into this WE should be grateful lunacy,i`m certainly not,having paid in for many years i refuse to be grateful for what i now have to take out.

    as an example those in work aren`t having to cope with inflation when getting £67 a week JSA are they?
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    Even though I am a Pensioner I think this rise is too much when many working people (including my son working for minimum wage) are getting nothing. Soon there will not be enough taxes generated to pay the Benefits!

    However I agree with krisskross that at least the Government did what they said they were going to do.

    NMW went up in october by £6 a week,did you miss that?
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    edited 30 November 2011 at 9:35PM
    woodbine wrote: »
    NMW went up in october by £6 a week,did you miss that?

    Obviously I did , lol!:rotfl:

    The point I'm making is many workers are getting no wage rises, or in some cases even a wage cut, or losing their jobs altogether. it is just rubbing salt into the wound to see non-workers getting such a large increase. (Remember I am a non-worker myself).
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  • befor becoming ill with MS i worked from age of 16,paid my taxes and NI,now that im unfit for work im glad that this country has the benefit system it has to help me barley able to live,,the 5/2% rise will not pay for a great deal,,give me my health and i will make my wealth
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    God I must really be in the bad books, I get 2 increases. One in my DLA and one in my tax credits :D
  • GlasweJen wrote: »
    God I must really be in the bad books, I get 2 increases. One in my DLA and one in my tax credits :D


    and there is no way that u desserve it,,:rotfl:,,u just sit and watch jermery kyle,,and ddo nothing,,and of coursee u are in the best of health
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    Lol yup, Jeremy Kyle, no job and I run marathons twice a day.
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